Jackass Forever is a film the world still needs at all times. The friendship, camaraderie, laughter, and good times are completely infectious. There's no shortage of painfully gross gags or laughs here. The new and veteran jackasses are wonderful together and the hope is that no matter how old anyone is, this crew will always come back together to make the world laugh. The 1080p HD transfer and the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio track are great. The bonus features are worth the price of admission alone with over forty minutes of additional excellent scenes of debauchery. Highly Recommended!
Ever since their first skateboarding videos, the talented and hilarious stuntmen of Jackass brought to life iconic comic book action exclamations words like Boom!, Pow!, and Bang! causing themselves great bodily harm for laughs. That followed an onslaught of television episodes, spin-off series, and three feature-length films that have made hundreds of millions of dollars over the years. As this team of willful misfits grows older with each year, it's truly wonderful and heart-warming to see them still going strong in this fourth installment Jackass Forever. Through more vomit, poop, semen, concussions, and laughs - it's easy to see what's been at the heart and soul of all these movies - the continued true love and friendship this small group of Jackasses has for each other. Jackass Forever is still one of the funniest movies out there after all these years and more than ever the movie we need to see in the theater.
Johnny Knoxville has brought his buddies Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, and Ehren McGehey back into the fold, along with some newcomers who watched and loved Jackasswhen they were little but are now certified stunt people. Among them is the first Jackass woman, Rachel Wolfson, who is as every bit delightful as she is hardcore with her stunts; one involving a scorpion! It's clear that there's mutual respect and love between both veterans and the newcomers here as the proverbial torch seems to be getting tossed around that is always hugely lit and ready to burn whoever catches it. Once again Jeff Tremaine is back in the director's seat as the guy who is calling all the shots and telling these stunt performers when they can be done for the day, which may cause some anxiety in some to a comedic degree.
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Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray
Jackass Forever laughs its way to Blu-ray courtesy of Paramount with a one-disc Blu-ray + Digital Code. The disc is housed inside a hard, blue plastic case with a cardboard sleeve. The artwork features Johnny Knoxville being knocked out by a bull with his friends watching and laughing. There is an insert for a digital code as well.
Jackass Forever comes with a fantastic 1080p HD transfer that looks incredibly detailed. In this type of film, that might not be a great thing.
Individual pubic hairs, veins, and skin textures on private parts can be easily seen throughout the film. Gross chunks of food and bile in feces and vomit show up nicely as well. The first cinematic sequence of the movie is amazing and reveals all the great miniature details of a set built on a small scale. Makeup, wounds, and more look fantastic as well.
The colors are bright, vivid, and pop off-screen with the rainbow of colors in the wardrobe and sets that are built. The slow-motion footage really nails the details in fluid splashes, explosions, and more. Black levels are deep, inky, and never involved crush or muted shadows. There are no visual issues with the film.
This release comes with a good lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio mix. Most of the film revolves around dialogue and tons of laughter which can be heard from all speakers depending on where the people are on camera. The sound effects are mainly at the beginning of the film and are robust with a low end of bass that has a great rumble to it during the explosions.
Song cues bring the bass as well and more dynamics than just people yelling and laughing on screen. The scenes with flying insects sound excellent in each speaker as well. Dialogue is always clean, clear, and easy to follow, even with all the hilarious wretches and laughter. There are no audio problems to speak of.
There is only one extra that is 40 minutes long and it consists of all the unused footage that didn't make it into the theatrical cut of the film. Plus, there are some fantastic snippets of the cast and crew talking about each stunt. These are fantastic.
Jackass Forever is still as funny as it was twenty years ago. The stunts, bits, and jokes are hilarious, gross, and are a vehicle for how everyone can laugh at one another and with each other at these amazing hijinks. The video and audio presentations are both excellent as well. The forty minutes of bonus sequences are well worth the price alone, where it comes with cast and crew discussions of each bit. This is a ton of fun and comes Highly Recommended!