|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.|
"...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 NoteA 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.
|Louis Gossett, Jr.|
|Yvonne De Carlo|
|Alex Haley - Based On Book By|
|David L. Wolper - Executive Producer|
|Gerald Fried - Original Music By|
|Jan Scott - Art Director|
|Joseph M. Wilcots - Cinematographer|
|Joseph R. Jennings - Art Director|
|Marvin J. Chomsky, et. al. - Director|
|Peter Kirby, et. al. - Editor|
|Quincy Jones - Original Music By|
|Stan Margulies - Producer|
|Stevan Larner - Cinematographer|
|William Blinn, et. al. - Screenplay|
|Golden Globe, Roots, Best TV-Series - Drama|
|Emmy, Louis Gossett, Jr., Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series|
|Emmy, Edward Asner, Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series|
|Emmy, Olivia Cole, Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series|
|Emmy, David Greene, Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series|
|Emmy, Ernest Kinoy, William Blinn, Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series|
|Emmy, Larry Carow, et. al., Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series|
|Emmy, Quincy Jones, Gerald Fried, Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)|
|Emmy, Neil Travis, Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series|
|Emmy, David L. Wolper, Stan Margulies, Outstanding Limited Series|
excellent service poor s/h3/4/2011
The disc's came but were not packaged properly. Fortunately the disc's were not damaged.
A humbleing reaminder1/26/2009
It is a clasic that really makes you think about where the blacks came from and what was taken from them they were not meant to be here,I cant even immagin being black in those times what was done to them is unforgivable,as a Nation weve come a long long way from even just 20 years ago and its getting better all the time,this movie is very sobering,humbiling,and sadly realistic.
excellent movie! i've always wanted to own this!
Watching this brought back memories of the family gathered around the TV, riveted night after night. Some of the scenes are quite suggestive, however, if you're considering viewing it with younger folks (although I was only 11 at the time when I saw it!)
EXCELLENT MOVIE SERIES1/12/2009
THIS IS MY FAVORITE THE ORIGINAL ROOTS. EXCELLENT
Read this book years ago when first came out. Movie was a good one and the price here was a real bargain. Actually gave it as a gift. The individual said they really enjoyed it. Thought provoking.
Holds Up after 30 years!1/8/2009
Watching this with my 12 year old daughter. I was worried that it wouldn't seem as good as I remembered, but to the contrary we are both enjoying it very much and it's sparking some good conversations in our house. Highly recommended!