Friday, January 07, 2011

Scoop on “Snoop”

Crime-writing and -solving siblings Ernesta and Gwendolyn Snoop are heading back to your TV set. That’s right, the characters played by Helen Hayes and Mildred Natwick in The Snoop Sisters, a short-lived mystery-comedy element of the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie back in the mid-1970s, are being primped and readied for delivery to consumers come mid-March. That’s when the DVD set, The Snoop Sisters--The Complete Series, is set to be released in Canada by Visual Entertainment Inc. (VEI) at a cost of CA$49.95.

Now, in this case, “complete series” means only a two-hour pilot film and four 90-minute episodes on three discs. But considering I thought this show would never be officially made available on DVD, its release is worth cheering. Hayes and Natwick were splendid in The Snoop Sisters, despite its sometimes weak plots. The pilot, which co-starred Art Carney, best showcased Sisters’ potential for charm and cleverness.

The Web site TV Shows on DVD reports that no U.S. release date has yet been confirmed, “but VEI expects to have this title set up for sale on on or before the Canadian street date, at similar pricing.”

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