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Format: DVD
Sku: 204936721
UPC: 085391125358
UPC 14: 00085391125358
Rating: NR
A David L. Wolper Production.
Could there be a worthy follow-up to the most-watched miniseries ever? We felt the other did so well Alex Haley said that we should just let it hang there. But Haley began carrying around a tape recorder dictating more of his family s tales as they came to his memory. Those remembrances filled a 1 000-page transcript: raw material for Roots: The Next Generations.Winner of the Emmy for Best Limited Series this landmark continuation of a landmark event - with 53 stars and 235 speaking parts - is in many respects a superior achievement Newsweek said in comparing this to Roots. Twenty-five years later it has lost none of its dramatic and emotional power to make us confront history and examine ourselves. One man s family remains everyone s!Running Time: 685 min. Format: DVD MOVIE. Genre: DRAMA. Rating: NR. Age: 085391125358. UPC: 085391125358. Manufacturer No: 112535
Editor's Note
Winning nine Emmys and viewed by more than 130 million Americans, the NBC mini-series ROOTS greatly impacted American views of slavery and the black experience. It was followed by this massive 14-hour mini-series two years later later in 1979. Although not as popular as the original, this series did garner high ratings and earned an Emmy for Marlon Brando and a nomination for Ruby Dee. Beginning in 1882 where the original series left off, this epic tale follows the African-American experience after the slaves were freed, but when their opportunities were still greatly limited. The journey takes the audience through the life of writer Alex Haley (played by James Earl Jones), including a dramatic concluding episode studying the influence of Malcolm X, and Haley's discovery of Kunta Kinte.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/30/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 685 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1978
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 112535
Video UPC UPC: 00085391125358
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 4

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Andy Griffith
Video Cast Info Georg Stanford Brown
Video Cast Info Henry Fonda
Video Cast Info James Earl Jones
Video Cast Info Lynne Moody
Video Cast Info Marc Singer
Video Cast Info Marlon Brando
Video Cast Info Olivia de Havilland
Video Cast Info Ossie Davis
Video Cast Info Pam Grier
Video Cast Info Paul Winfield
Video Cast Info Slim Gaillard
Video Cast Info Alex Haley - Based On Book By
Video Cast Info David L. Wolper - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Georg Stanford Brown, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info Gerald Fried - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Joseph M. Wilcots - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Robbe Roberts, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Robert MacKichan - Art Director
Video Cast Info Stan Margulies - Producer
Video Cast Info Sydney A. Glass, et. al. - Screenplay


Nominee (1980)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Roots: The Next Generations, Best TV-Series - Drama

Winner (1979)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Marlon Brando, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
   Video Award Name Emmy, David L. Wolper, Stan Margulies, Outstanding Limited Series

Nominee (1979)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Ken Chase, et. al., Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
   Video Award Name Emmy, Al Freeman, Jr., Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
   Video Award Name Emmy, Paul Winfield, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
   Video Award Name Emmy, Ruby Dee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
   Video Award Name Emmy, Ernest Kinoy, Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special

Product Attributes

Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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