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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


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Additional Credits:
Margulies, Stan
Blinn, William
Cohen, M. Charles
Kinoy, Ernest
Lee, James, 1923-2002
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Erman, John, 1935-
Greene, David, 1921-
Moses, Gilbert
Angelou, Maya
Burton, LeVar
Asner, Edward
Simpson, O. J., 1947-
Waite, Ralph, 1928-
Gossett, Louis, 1936-
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992
Green, Lorne
George, Lynda Day
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982
Amos, John, 1939-
Duncan, Sandy, 1946-
Uggams, Leslie
Hamilton, George, 1939-
Roundtree, Richard, 1942-
Vereen, Ben
Bridges, Lloyd
Brown, Georg Stanford
Tyson, Cicely
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Haley, Alex
Warner Home Video (Firm)

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