A plethora of copies of Smokey and the Bandit II were available. The video transfer is on average with most
other DiscoVision titles, too dark. The colors are bright and vibrant but the image is so dark that in the night
scenes, you can't even see the elephant. The audio is also average, with a complete absence of high-ends. Disc
replication is another story. Of all copies examined, all are speckled to some extent, with side 3 being the worst.
It's as though the folks at the DiscoVision plant in Carson knew they were about to get laid off. It was available
only in printed Jacket. The transfer is poorly composed from the anamorphic theatrical release prints, with very
obvious results. The jacket was, as with all double disc jackets from the time, too small and cause a budge at the
The CLV edition of Smokey and the Bandit II replaced the CAV version and was pressed in Japan. The transfer
is exactly the same as the CAV edition, but the audio has been tweaked slightly. It is obvious the same print was
used as there is a small section missing where the side bumpers were used for the CAV edition at minute 25 of side 2.
The replication is better than that of the CAV, but most copies still had some high-frequency speckling.