Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, , 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
DVD ; region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital
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