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Catalog Number 12-004
Format Extended Play CLV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 97 minutes

Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Red
Retail Price $29.99
Issued July 1981

Side Chapters Running Time
1 5 48½ min
2 4 47½ min
9 96 minutes
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Printed Jacket

Pressing Notes

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 music.

Release History

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.

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