'Jackass 2.5': The 'In Rainbows' of movies
The gross-out daredevils of Jackass pulled a new stunt for their sequel: bypassing the movie theater entirely. Jackass 2.5 will be released to the Internet with unreleased footage from Jackass Number Two and new content. “It’s the first broadband movie ever distributed by a major studio,” said Thomas Lesinski, President of Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment. Blockbuster will offer it for free at www.blockbuster.jackassworld.com from Dec. 19 through Dec. 31. It will go on sale on Dec. 26 on DVD. The film will also be available for download at iTunes, Amazon.com and other sites. It’s exactly the kind of new-media revenue stream that Hollywood writers are striking to get a piece of, except for the fact that Jackass doesn’t require writers, just low IQs.
And no, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you: That is a saucy young lady checking out Steve-O's tush in the photo above. Shudder.