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The Donna Reed Show: Season 2 (2009)

Carl Betz , Paul Petersen  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Carl Betz, Paul Petersen, Donna Reed, Shelley Fabares
  • Format: NTSC, Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 960 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001UN1KUU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,253 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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AMERICA'S FAVORITE FAMILY IS BACK WITH THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON DVD COLLECTION! Come relive precious memories with the Stone family from the critically acclaimed TV show from the '50s and '60s with Donna and her husband, Alex, and kids Jeff and Mary. This digitally remastered series comes in a 4-DVD set!

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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Donna Reed Show's Second Season is Wonderful! March 6, 2009
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Season 2 of The Donna Reed Show is here, and the wait was wonderfully short! There are 38 new episodes of the Stone Family's life to enjoy. Mary Stone is now 15 and brother Jeff is now 12 years old. Mary at 15, starts to date, as the high school boys and even young college men take notice of the beautiful young woman she is becoming. There are great guest stars on these episodes as well. The beautiful Esther Williams plays Donna's school friend Molly. And a young Marion Ross, the Happy Days mom plays Jeff's new teacher. This second season is just as wonderful as the first, as you follow life in the Stone household through the end of 1959 and halfway into 1960. Hopefully, the next six seasons will follow just as quickly as this one did, as each season just keeps getting more wonderful than the one before with such great stories and guest stars!

Starring as the Stone Family are:
Donna Stone.......Donna Reed
Dr. Alex Stone....Carl Betz
Mary Stone.........Shelley Fabares
Jeff Stone............Paul Petersen

38. 2- 1 24 Sep 59 THAT'S SHOW BUSINESS -Mary feels sorry for a short, shy boy who stutters in their school show, so she helps him with his confidence. When he is paired up with Mary for a dance in the show, Mary gets him to wear lifts in his shoes with disastrous results.
39. 2- 2 1 Oct 59 SLEEP NO MORE MY LADY-Excited Donna can't sleep when flying to a convention with Alex, where he is to give a speech, so Alex gives Donna a tranquilizer to help her sleep.
40. 2- 3 8 Oct 59 A PENNY EARNED-Donna cannot make up her mind on whether or not she should buy a new dress. Raymond Bailey (Mr. Drysdale from the Beverly Hillbillies) guest stars as George Collier.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A great series that should have been Remastered August 5, 2009
First of all, it's good to see this series finally make it to DVD by someone because Sony doesn't do much with classic television and they have a ton of it with the old Columbia and Ziv United Artists shows etc.(Rescue 8, Dennis the Menace, Highway Patrol, Sea Hunt etc.) unless it's in color and has always been around, but this show should have been fully remastered with the original titles in tact. The same main title is on every episode and the end credits cut short before the Screen Gems logo and what true collector want's to buy a show in that condition. Yes, it's cost's money to do a full remaster, but it's the only way to preserve these shows for generations to come. Before the masters go bad and then you have nothing. Everyone looks too much at the bottom line anymore and not enough at true quality and continuaty. At least 80 percent of the people who buy these shows are collectors and they want to see these shows as they originally aired. commercials, next week previews, logo's etc. CBS/Paramount is doing a better job in accomplishing this of late, and I hope they continue. The other guys are doing quite poorly. I respect the fact that other reviewers are appreciative that the show is out and have expressed that in there reviews but if you don't express your true feelings, the studio's will figure everything is just fine and continue down the same path. Is that what you wan't? I doubt it! Let them know!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GREAT TO HAVE, BUT VIRGIL NEEDS TO DO BETTER HERE August 17, 2009
The shows themselves are great. There are some quality issues for the manufacturer.

I am grateful to this company for putting out both the first and second seasons of "The Donna Reed Show", as this was a favorite growing up. Doubt that Sony or Shout! Factory would do the honors, though Shout! did do another Screen Gems classic in the first three seasons thus far of "Father Knows Best". Granted, the programs have not had all the polish they could have, but they are not horrible copies being used either. All shows are enjoyable to watch. My negative points go towards the opening credits and the music & effects being out of sync, and no chapter markers per show where the commercial inserts should go. If I have to stop watching at a point, I don't like to fast forward through back to where I left off. It is easier to have chapter markers per show to take you to a segment, then if you have to fast forward a little, that's fine. Not the whole show. The opening credits seem to be ahead visually than what you are hearing with the theme song. Donna is already having a conversation on the phone & ready to call Dr. Alex to it, with the phone still ringing. For the closing credit, after a Todon-Briskin or a Todon production, it cuts off, and doesn't give the Screen Gems insignia. Shout! did this on the first season of Father Knows Best, but corrected for Seasons 2 & 3. Does Virgil not want to give credit where credit is due, or does Sony not want this on the reissues since they are not doing it themselves? Before Season 3 arrives later this year, Virgil Films needs to take some of these constructive criticisms into mind, so future seasons are a little better presented.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Donna Reed: America's Sweetheart! March 5, 2009
As promised, The Donna Reed Show: The Complete Second Season is here. Back is the endearing homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their teenagers Mary and Jeff. This edition contains a whopping 38 episodes of the finest of 1950's television Americana. Many episodes contains comedic family moments while others embrace tender occasions as well. A fine complement to The Donna Reed Show: The Complete First Season.

Both seasons of The Donna Reed Show are super family friendly; recommended without reservation for all!

UPDATE: 07.27.09

With this second season release, you will find the same quality from Season 1. The audio is crisp and the video has nice gray-scale resolution with just a minimum of artifactual trash. Oddly the episodes are numbered as a continuation from Season One with the first episode of Season Two being numbered #38 and so on. New with this set is a black plastic clam-shell housing all 4 discs on 2 swing brackets. An insert page on the front shell lists episode titles with original air dates; Disc 1 & 2 on one side and Disc 3 & 4 on the flip side. Also new this season are picture discs with Donna, Alex, Mary and Jeff on Discs 1, 2, 3 & 4.

In all another wonderful release with just a few cosmetic changes.

UPDATE: 08.21.09

I spotted a little boo boo with Episode S.2.09 (46) co-starring Marion Ross. Only trouble is the end credits are from Season 1.37. But that's okay with me as The Donna Reed Show: Season 3 is is out now with Season 4 due out around Mother's Day of 2010.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Pretty good show...
Published 1 month ago by Sherry J. Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
It's great to see these nostalgic shows.
Published 1 month ago by Eve in CO
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back great memories...
I always enjoyed the Donna Reed show was I was a child. Having just watched some old episodes, I realized how life has become so much more complicated, and the problems today are... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dr. Oceanfront
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tv show
I really like watching the Donna Reed Show. Season 2 does not disappoint. This is a quality tv show that is G-rated that I can watch with my family without worry. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Chudwad1
5.0 out of 5 stars YESTERDAYS FAMILY
Published 8 months ago by Ann Bonetti
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Family TV
This was money well spent. I grew up on this show and others like it. I enjoyed The Donna Reed Show then and I'm enjoying the episodes again now. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Startrek
4.0 out of 5 stars Why such eradic pricing?
I just bought Season 3 for $ I thought I'd get Seasons 1 and 2 also...but noticed that they sell for $50 and up. Are they rare? Read more
Published 11 months ago by Tom Burkert
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Show, Absymal Quality DVDs
For content alone, this would be 5 stars. But Virgil's release of this is amazingly bad, it's like watching TV with Vaseline smeared over your eyes. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Scott Bray
5.0 out of 5 stars Donna Reed ssn.2,each season is betteretc.
Donna Reed gives a sense of what family was and should be and like.It restores a sense of morality without the immoral interruptions of previews of shows or ads. Read more
Published 13 months ago by there^se
5.0 out of 5 stars Donna Reed Season 2
Love this season. This series was even better than I remembered. I think it is better than season one and would recommend it.
Published 14 months ago by Okoboji Swimmer
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