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Catalog Number 12-012
Format Standard Play CAV
Extended Play CLV
MPAA Rating
Running Time 101 minutes
Release History


Standard Play Version

Mono
Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Label Color Blue
Retail Price $24.95
Year Issued 1980
Side Frames Running Time
1 35,572 24min 42sec
2 36,227 25min 10sec
3 37,022 25min 43sec
4 36,850 25min 35sec
145,671 101min 09sec
Ratings
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Replication
Packaging
Large Open-Top
Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Printed

Pressing Notes

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 bottom edge.


Extended Play Version

Mono
Pressing Location Universal Pioneer Japan
Label Color Red
Retail Price $24.95
Year Issued 1981

Side Chapters Running Time
1 4 50 min
2 4 51 min
8 101 min
Ratings
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
Replication
Packaging
Large Open-Top
Open-Top
Side-Open Sticker
Printed

Pressing Notes

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.


Release History

Smokey and the Bandit II has never re-appeared on LaserDisc.


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