Director/co-writer Hal Needham brings his "Smokey and the Bandit" franchise to TV, beginning with the wild comedy feature "Bandit: Bandit Goes Country" (1994), which finds the Bandit (Brian Bloom) in hot water when his cousin bootlegs music. With Christopher Atkins, Elizabeth Berkley. In "Bandit: Bandit Bandit" (1994), Bandit's (Bloom) finally caught, but needs to break out of the clink to get a futuristic car safely to the governor. With Brian Krause, Richard Belzer. "Bandit: Beauty and the Bandit" (1994) finds a purdy gal (Kathy Ireland) on the run with Bandit as the feds, a bounty hunter, and the mob give chase. With Bloom, Krause. Bandit (Bloom) inherits a carnival in "Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel" (1994), and gets down 'n' dirty whenshady characters try to interfere. With Traci Lords, Donald O'Connor. Seven-disc set also includes "Smokey and the Bandit," "Smokey and the Bandit II," and "Smokey and the Bandit, Part 3." 10 3/4 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono.