Jackass Forever Blu-ray review
Apr 07, 2022- Permalink
When the American Film Institute updates its Top 100 films, I’m pretty sure that Jackass Forever will not be added to the list. Still, there are people out there who enjoy Johnny Knoxville and friends’ bone-breaking, ball-bashing stunts so Paramount has released a Blu-ray of their latest mishaps.
The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. It looks really good with excellent detail in most of the footage from nicks and cuts to bruises and stubble. Black levels are good with no evident crushing and pretty good detail in the shadows. The colour palette is natural and some tones really pop. There’s no compression artifacts or digital noise to speak of. It’s a really nice transfer.
On the audio side, being a jackass knows no borders, so you have the choice of an English 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack and an English Audio Description track as well as French (Canada), German and Spanish (Latin America) Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Subtitles are available for English, English SDH, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French (Canada), German, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish (Latin America) and Swedish. Though the soundtrack is a little front heavy, the surrounds do add to the effects in some scenes and the subwoofer adds to the bone-crunching and explosive mayhem. Dialogue is clear.
On the extras side, the Blu-ray disc also comes with a digital code and additional and extended stunts and interviews connected to the antics.
If you’re not a fan of the Jackass franchise, you’ll probably give Jackass Forever a pass, but for the faithful you’ll get treated to a really good video presentation teamed up with good sound and a nice collection of extras. Recommended for fans.