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Director: Marvin J. Chomsky     Starring: Edward Asner LeVar Burton
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Format: DVD
Sku: 223180489
UPC: 883929161867
UPC 14: 00883929161867
 
The Event That Made Television History.
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.

"An experience similar to watching the first men walk on the moon.  Father John Banahan, New World
"...excellent...Plenty of important history and impressive attention to detail enrich the story...  Kyle Smith, Film Nerd
"Extraordinary. More than a drama. We are witnessing an experience.  Sander Vanocur, Washington Post

Editor's 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.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/30/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 573 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1977
Video UPC UPC: 00883929161867
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 7

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Video Color Spec Video: Color

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Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Burl Ives
Video Cast Info Chuck Connors
Video Cast Info Cicely Tyson
Video Cast Info Edward Asner
Video Cast Info O.J. Simpson
Video Cast Info Lorne Greene
Video Cast Info Louis Gossett Jr.
Video Cast Info Lynda Day George
Video Cast Info LeVar Burton
Video Cast Info Lloyd Bridges
Video Cast Info Sandy Duncan
Video Cast Info Ben Vereen
Video Cast Info Marvin J. Chomsky - Director

Professional Reviews

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

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