The CLV edition of Smokey and the Bandit replaced the CAV version in July 1981. The transfer taken from the
same master used for the "orange bumper" CAV version, complete with side ending fadeouts and blips of side opening
Smokey and the Bandit was reissued in July 1984 on MCA Home Video. The disc was a Japanese pressed CLV disc
which had a terrible transfer and suffered from speckle problems. The title received a widescreen (1.85:1) release (Catalog #: 42938) in
October 1996. This new edition boasts a new transfer which is much better than the July 1984 edition. The image is
not quite as bright as the DiscoVision transfer, but is properly balanced. The widescreen image does show slightly
more on the sides but looses some vertical information which was present in the previous full frame transfers due to
the 1.85:1 matte.