Smokey and the Bandit (Blu-ray + DVD)
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Though the original sound of the car in the movie was totally dubbed to make the car sound better (and sound like s stick-shift, while the car in the movie is clearly shown to be an automatic). The Special edition version tones it down and makes it sound.. ... I dunno. Bleh. Not loud, not cool. Not the Bandits Trans Am.
I'd stick with the regular DVD if you are as [...] about the film as I am.
I also remember how great of a movie it was and just had to go out and get it for my DVD collection. Well I got it yesterday and watched it last night, and even 30 years later it's still a great movie. One thing to remember is that it seems like the late 70's and early 80's were filled with movies and TV shows like this (Dukes of Hazzard ring any bells?), but Smokey and the Bandit was the first, the original, and Hal Needham deserves alot of credit for single-handedly creating a whole genre, or at least a sub-genre.
Smokey and the Bandit was a fresh movie when it came out and immensely sucessful. It came out at the height of the CB Radio craze when virtually every one was putting a CB in their cars and trucks. My Dad had one in our van and another friend of mine's Dad had one in his truck and we used to hang out in one of our driveways for hours talking away with whoever was on the CB. Of course we had to memorize the list of "10" codes, and every CB radio came with a laminated list, so you learned that 10-4 meant affirmative, 10-20 meant location, 10-10 meant taking a break, and so on.
And so the CB was a big part of Smokey and the Bandit, and so were the Jerry Reed songs like "Eastbound and Down" that made up the soundtrack. And speaking of Jerry Reed, how great was he as Cledus carrying Fred the Basset Hound around eveywhere in the truck?Read more ›
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This is one of my all time go to favorites when I want a feel good movie.Published 1 day ago by Pg Berry
Don't expect Academy Award material. This movie is just plain a lot of fun. Wanted it for my archives. The interviews with Reynolds and others are informative. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Rich P
There were only two movies in 1977 that really made a good profit and highly successful. This one, and Star Wars. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Leland
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There's also a "missing" scene in the movie - which I can't find on any DVD version.
In the scene where Burt, Sally, & Jerry stop off to take a bit of a breather and "Fred" the dog decides to take a swim, The Bandit is trying to get ahold of Snowman on the CD but he's busy... Read More
Nov 8, 2015 by Tony Lee Trout | See all 3 posts
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