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Third Jackass movie to premiere online

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 12 Dec 2007 23:41 User comments (21)

Third Jackass movie to premiere online Paramount is going to be experimenting with Internet-based film distribution when they debut the new hour long movie 'Jackass 2.5' free with advertising on Blockbuster's recently purchased Movielink service.
Thomas Lesinski, prexy of Paramount Digital Media, said the third "Jackass" movie was never considered as anything but a straight-to-Web project. "We've developed a distribution model that's never been done before," he explained. "Our goal is to prove that there is an audience to watch content online."

Besides being a landmark for Paramount (or any major Hollywood studio), it's a chance for Blockbuster to show off what they can do with Movielink. Immediately after it was announced that Blockbuster was buying the service there was a lot of speculation that they wanted to use it to keep their Total Access subscription service competitive with rival Netflix's Watch Instantly Streaming service. Since that time Blockbuster has very publicly changed their strategy to focus more on the brick and mortar market they already dominate. This has lead to some question about their plans for Movielink.

Source: Variety

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21 user comments

113.12.2007 0:07

if its free ill watch it

213.12.2007 0:26

Originally posted by sk8flawzz:
if its free ill watch it
At least they'll get one view then. ^_^

313.12.2007 0:27

Quote:
Originally posted by sk8flawzz:
if its free ill watch it
At least they'll get one view then. ^_^
LOL

413.12.2007 0:36

i seriously doubt this is going to be free. What would be the point if it wasnt.

513.12.2007 1:31

Cool i'd watch it

613.12.2007 3:19

It'll be free after you let the movie site put a few tool bars on your comp and get a spywareremover for the tool bar that dosent do diddley and and sign up for a free month of this movie thing which after 30 days jumps to 100 dollars a month.And has no working link to unsubscribe from it.........Hmm ya that bout covers it but its free WOW.

713.12.2007 7:01
ali2007
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blockbuster and free don't go together in one sentence

813.12.2007 7:01
ali2007
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blockbuster and free don't go together in one sentence

913.12.2007 8:31

Yeah, i'm gonna go ahead and skip that one for a variety of reasons.

1013.12.2007 11:43

Quote:
the third "Jackass" movie was never considered as anything
I agree...

1113.12.2007 15:10

Movielink will fail...........just as it did by itself and just as many Blockbuster retail stores did. BB is run by a bunch of chickens and hens clucking and bobbing. Bad decision makers. Did you all know they are the ones that started Carmax?? They sold that!?!?!?!?!?!?! Now it's seriously lucrative. They also tend to put up stores in the middle of corn fields (in the chicken's ways ^-^) Stupid company.

1213.12.2007 16:07

It was going to be online on opening day anyways ;) As for the quote "Our goal is to prove that there is an audience to watch content online." there is an audience to watch online at joox.net

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 Dec 2007 @ 16:10

1314.12.2007 9:04
OhCrap
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Originally posted by tester22:
Movielink will fail...........just as it did by itself and just as many Blockbuster retail stores did. BB is run by a bunch of chickens and hens clucking and bobbing. Bad decision makers. Did you all know they are the ones that started Carmax?? They sold that!?!?!?!?!?!?! Now it's seriously lucrative. They also tend to put up stores in the middle of corn fields (in the chicken's ways ^-^) Stupid company.

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1414.12.2007 9:14

Originally posted by tefarko:
Quote:
the third "Jackass" movie was never considered as anything
I agree...
Lol! nothing like a direct quote from them!


1514.12.2007 12:51

You got to be a Jackass to watch something like this, talk about dumb & dumber! Daaaaa... Maybe if CrapBuster gets dumb people to buy into their new service it will fly, then again maybe not.

1614.12.2007 16:24

can't get people to go watch it in theaters so they devise a plan so that the dozens of people who are interested have a way of watching it without humiliating themselves by walking up to a counter and buying a ticket.

1714.12.2007 22:33

I'll just get the DVD on the 26th.
Here is the movie poster on movieweb.net.
As for a new way to view content, that's pretty stupid. It's a new way to get it stolen and put in a torrent somewhere.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Dec 2007 @ 22:36

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1818.12.2007 12:38

Originally posted by o0cynix0o:
I'll just get the DVD on the 26th.
Here is the movie poster on movieweb.net.
As for a new way to view content, that's pretty stupid. It's a new way to get it stolen and put in a torrent somewhere.

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1920.12.2007 20:51

Quote:
Originally posted by o0cynix0o:
I'll just get the DVD on the 26th.
Here is the movie poster on movieweb.net.
As for a new way to view content, that's pretty stupid. It's a new way to get it stolen and put in a torrent somewhere.

GOOD IDEA OUR FRIENDS TORRENTREACTOR
Or my friends at bitsoup.org

2021.12.2007 2:58

If Butt bead kite flying is your kind of thing than 2.5 is up your alley.

-Next stop, gay porn for the jackass crew


No time for Leap frog!!!

2124.12.2007 0:26

At least its a crap movie they are testing this idea with soo i would say good luck with the idea and hope for the best for them.

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