I'm Johnny Knoxville... Welcome to JACKASS! <cue music> <cue
ridiculously stupid stunts>... with age comes wisdom but not so with the
crew of Jackass, MTV's most outrageous TV series that was released last
year in glorious 3D at the cinemas and now it's turn for Blu-ray owners
to once again relive and perhaps be a little ill at Jackass 3.
However, if you are offended by male
stupidity, male genitalia, male excrements and comedic situations that
would offend probably 99% of the world's population, than you might want
to look elsewhere for your fun. But with that said, the guys from Jackass have
somehow catapulted to the big screen and obviously there are quite a few
people who enjoy the whacky and sometimes stomach churning stunts of
My theory is that many of the fans of
Jackass are either of Generation X
or Y... myself included in that mix and yes I am a fan of this
franchise. With a successful TV series, two movies,
Jackass 3 had a big shoe to fill and obviously 3D was the catch here.
Unfortunately this Blu-ray release only contains the "old school"
classic 3D which means you need the blue/red glasses (four are included).
Unfortunately the 3D is nowhere near as good as it was at the cinemas or
on a 3D TV but even so, it's actually not bad for "old school".
Jackass 3D also milks the 3D effects throughout this movie with most of
these segments in your face effects as there is no real depth here. This
Blu-ray also contains both the theatrical and uncut edition of Jackass
3D which contains more outrageous Jackass... around five or so minutes.
There is no story behind Jackass but protagonist Johnny Knoxville is the
face of the series who is joined by Steve-O, Bam Magera, Wee Man and
Chris Pontius plus all the other Jackass members who generally follow
what their esteemed leaders do for there 15-minutes of fame. With that
said, Jackass is a very hard Blu-ray to review because the stunts and
skits in this movie range from bad to shocking and amazing to comedic which is
a similar theme of other Jackass movies.
Nonetheless, I enjoyed Jackass and there were probably a handful of scenes
that almost made me dry reach or turn away from something or another. There are some classic stunts and skits in this movie such as Johnny
Knoxville dressing up as a grandfather and then French kissing his 19
year old "granddaughter" in the street as he attempts to ask a complete
stranger to take their photo. Generally, most of Knoxville's stunts are
amusing such as Jet Skiing in a pool and then going over a jump or
Knoxville playing the invisible man in order to hide from an angry bull.
The other members of the team have their moments as well, such as
dropping Magera into a pit of rubber snakes, only to be "punked"
again by throwing live snakes in with him as well... Bam does not like
snakes. Steve-O does the notorious reverse portable toilet scene that
has him covered in human excrements that literally has most of the crew
gagging in disgust. From urinating on people to exploding volcanoes that shoot out
faeces, Jackass does have its low moments and even though these live at
the bottom of the barrel, one cannot but help admire the stupidly or
resilience of these people that raises the question... why?
for me was the duck hunting skit that has one of the Jackass crew
propelled in the air by jumping on a giant balloon, only to be shot down
with paint balls as the rest of the crew shoot this rabid duck. Whether
it's Pontius dressed up as a gorilla on the loose who literally causes
Bam's father to run to the toilet or the variety of actors and extreme
sportsmen who grace Jackass 3, there is something disturbingly
addictive to these people, even though most would keep this dirty little
secret to themselves. Compared to the previous two movies
Jackass 3 is definitely the weaker of the trio, however it still
provides what most would expect from Jackass... penultimate human
stupidly and if you enjoy Jackass, than ignore those polemic people.
Video, Audio & Special Features
Video quality looks exceptional on Blu-ray, although some of the
handheld camera stints are a little poor. As mentioned the 3D segments
are used for cheap tricks and it actually works and make you jump or
Personally, you cannot beat native 3D TV features but even so, it does
its job... just. With strong colours, sharp images (for the majority),
there is no artifacting or compression errors here, maybe a few but
few and far between. The DTS-HD 5.1 surround track works well
with the premise of Jackass and sometimes goes off in a few of the
segments. Audio is exceptionally clear as is the music.
features, if you can handle anymore Jackass, we get a 30-minute
making of Jackass 3D, 16 minutes of deleted scenes and my favourite, 18
minutes of thoroughly enjoyable outtakes. Though some may consider
these guys idiots, they are actually human like the rest of us... just a
Uncut Version (Blu-ray)
Theatrical Version (Blu-ray)
Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray)
MTV Making of Special (Blu-ray)
Classic 3D DVD Theatrical Version (DVD)
Digital Copy Theatrical Version (DVD)
Jackass 3 provides fans of the series
even more craziness
but if you're offended or easily get offended, don't buy or even look at
this Blu-ray because it will scar you for life and you will require years
and years of therapy. But for those who enjoy Jackass... this is it!