Not knowing what to do with all this material, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville decidedly set it aside for some undecided future use. For the better part of the year following the release of jackass number two, this cache of unseen footage remained in limbo until someone came up with the idea to film all new interviews with the cast, talking about this excess of never-before-seen pranks, stunts, and random acts of behind-the-scenes mischief and stupidity, and package it into a documentary-like feature called jackass 2.5.Although this isn't necessarily the "new" jackass movie, it's still every bit as unbelievable, dirty, and downright sexy as its predecessors-maybe even more so at points. Here's the trailer.According to the Reuters article, the movie will be available starting December 19th:
The third outing in the hit franchise will be offered online for free over a two-week span beginning December 19 via Blockbuster and its new online property Movielink at blockbuster.jackassworld.com.
From there, the film will move on to different pay-per-view platforms including iTunes and DVD as part of a light-speed reinvention of the customary distribution-window chain. The domestic release strategy will be replicated internationally early next year, but with different distribution partners.
The movie launch also will be a curtain-raiser for JackassWorld.com (http://www.jackassworld.com), which will establish a permanent online home for the franchise beginning February 9.
Personally I'm not the biggest fan of Jackass because a lot of it is beyond absurd/disgusting, but they've already proven that there's plenty of people that are into it. I'm more interested in seeing how the online debut will help DVD sales, as I'm quite sure it will generate a lot of buzz.