Roots-30th Anniversary Special Edition (Viva Repackage)

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Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors, Roots followed several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga began with Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton), a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family's saga is depicted up until the Civil War where Kunte Kinte's grandson gained emancipation. Roots made its greatest impression on the ratings and widespread popularity it garnered. On average, 130 million - almost half the country at the time - saw all or part of the series.


Studio Warner
SKU 223180489
UPC 883929161867
UPC 14 00883929161867
Format DVD
Release Date 9/30/2014
Black Heritage
Black History Month
Period Piece
Race Relations
Social Issues
Tear Jerker
Editors Note
Note A six volume collection of the television production that won nine Emmies and over 135 other awards. The unedited complete mini-series based on Alex Haley's best selling novel that follows a black man's search for his heritage.
Entertainment Weekly "[The actors] portrayed agony with subtle strength....ROOTS endures as a reminder of challenges thrown down, and of how many more remain." -- Grade: B 05/25/2007 68
Marvin J. Chomsky
Edward Asner
LeVar Burton
Cast & Crew
Burl Ives - Star
Chuck Connors - Star
Cicely Tyson - Star
Edward Asner - Star
O.J. Simpson - Star
Lorne Greene - Star
Louis Gossett Jr. - Star
Lynda Day George - Star
LeVar Burton - Star
Lloyd Bridges - Star
Sandy Duncan - Star
Ben Vereen - Star
Marvin J. Chomsky - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1977
UPC 00883929161867
Number of Discs 7
Running Time 573 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Father John Banahan, New World An experience similar to watching the first men walk on the moon.
Kyle Smith, Film Nerd ...excellent...Plenty of important history and impressive attention to detail enrich the story...
Sander Vanocur, Washington Post Extraordinary. More than a drama. We are witnessing an experience.

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