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Roots (2007, original release: 1977)
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Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007], c1977
Edition:  30th anniversary ed
Description:  4 videodiscs (645 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 1419850210, 9781419850219,
Language:  English


Based on the novel by Alex Haley

DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977

Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast memebers including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner

Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, George Hamilton, Richard Roundtree, Ben Vereen, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson

Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation

Not rated

DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital

Closed-captioned

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