Thanks for the e mails you have sent to me and my staff. We have had a great time releasing the Donna Reed Show on DVD but unfortunately our relationship with the estate has ended so we won’t be releasing Seasons Four or Five. I am not sure who will get those rights. I have passed along your e mail to the folks who run the estate. Thanks again for your interest and sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
President, Virgil Films
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:39 AM
To: Joseph Amodei
Subject: The Donna Reed Show: Season 4
Dear Joseph Amodei,
Here is a revised 'Email Letter' concerning The Donna Reed Show's 'Fourth Season' of Episodes. I had sent to you an email some weeks ago concerning this 'Fourth Season' of "The Donna Reed Show," but now I have added more facts and thoughts to this current 'Email Letter.'
Here now- is the current 'Revised Email Letter' as follows:
I first want to thank "Virgil Films & Entertainment" for presenting all 38 Episodes regarding (The Donna Reed Show: Season Three) with Complete and Unedited Episodes, in which me and my family appreciated so Very Much!!!!!!!!
We are all very excited about 'Season Four' being released concerning "The Donna Reed Show." I guess you know that the episodes from 'Season Four' are less Syndicated Episodes. So many people are very excited about the Release of this 'Fourth Season' in regards to The Donna Reed Show!!!!! My Family and 'Yours Truly' are just thrilled that this particular 'Fourth Season' from this 'Great Family Series' is going to be released on DVD which consists of a whopping 39 Episodes!!!!! These 39 Episodes could be considered among the 'Missing Episodes' from "The Donna Reed Show" since as I said, they have been 'Less Syndicated' and haven't been shown for many years!!! Even the "Nick at Nite" TV Network that had aired this series for nine years in the mid 1980's to the early 1990's, had never aired this 'Fourth Season' of "The Donna Reed Show." So if "Virgil Films and Entertainment" makes it clear to the consumers that you are releasing "Missing Episodes" regarding this 'Fourth Season' of "The Donna Reed Show," I think that you could make an Absolute Killing in Sales!!!! Especially since this particular 'Season Four' also has Shelley Fabares singing her famous "Johnny Angel" song number as well!!!! Shelley sings this number in "The Donna Reed Show" Episode entitled, "Donna's Prima Donna." The Clip that has been shown on "YouTube" concerning this song "Johnny Angel" which features ,Shelley Fabares, is Very Popular Indeed!!!! There also have been various posts on "YouTube" that have included comments about being eager for the release of this less syndicated 'Fourth Season' concerning "The Donna Reed Show."
The Donna Reed Show's Cast Member 'Paul Petersen' performs his very own 'Top Ten Hit Song' entitled, "She Can't Find Her Keys" in a Dream Sequence Scene from a January 18, 1962 episode from the 'Fourth Season' of "The Donna Reed Show" entitled, "For Angie With Love." And later on, his 'follow up song' entitled, "My Dad" was a Complete Smash Hit!-which he performed in the 'Fifth Season' of "The Donna Reed Show," and this song is still a 'Tremendously Big Hit' on "YouTube" to this very day! But, I am getting way ahead of myself here since the subject of this 'Email Letter' concerns 'The Fourth Season Release' regarding "The Donna Reed Show."
Furthermore, the episode with Teen Idol "James Darren" who makes his Second Guest Appearance on "The Donna Reed Show" during the 'Fourth Season' of this series in the episode entitled, "One Starry Night" is among the 'Missing or Less Syndicated Episodes' that I myself have never seen...
Thanks Again for the Complete Uncut Episodes regarding The Donna Reed Show: Season Three!!! We have been enjoying 'Season Three' from this Classic TV Series Immensely!!!!! : )
The Very Best of Luck To You with your 'Season Four Release' concerning this TV Series, The Donna Reed Show!
P. S. If you also include a lot of 'Special Features' with 'Season Four' regarding "The Donna Reed Show" which you had talked about in your 'Press Release' on September 30, 2009, can you imagine the 'Excitement' that would be generated for this 'Fourth Season' "Donna Reed Show" DVD Box Set???-that would also contain the 'Missing Episodes' from this Wonderful Classic TV Series!!!!
Here is also a letter to me from Joe Amodei's Wife as follows:
We currently do not have Season 4 of The Donna Reed Show on our release schedule. We are unsure at this moment if we will in fact release this season. I assure you if we do in fact release it you will be notified.
Thank you for your enthusiasm for this series and I hope you enjoy our upcoming release “Family Favorites of The Donna Reed Show” (April 13, 2010)