097. Smokey And The Bandit

We cover the film that Jackie Gleason refused to take a percentage cut of the box office, instead…opting for a one-time check for his work on Smokey And The Bandit from the late 70’s. We do a detailed movie review and provide much love to many technical aspects including acting, cinematography, stunt-work and the “major” set piece, the 1977 6.6 liter V8 Pontiac Trans Am! Does this new 4K Blu-ray release warrant an upgrade? Has the grain been reduced? Are the black levels and contrast any good? How about the fresh and new Dolby Atmos remix? Tap Play to find out, along with more facts, hints and tips!

MOVIES in 4K is where BillChete and Lady Phantom review, discuss, analyze, criticize and often times debate one movie that has been released on the 4K Blu-ray format each and every episode. Guiding you on the merit of the movie with recommendations and on the purchasing power of physical media.

Episode 097 breakdown of “Smokey & The Bandit (1977)

Movie Rating  
BillChete: 10 (Buy) Lady Phantom: 7.5 (Rental)

4K Blu-ray Disc Grade  
BillChete: D+ (Unworthy) Lady Phantom: D- (Unworthy)

Average 4K Disc Grade