Roots [videorecording] /
by Blinn, William; Wolper, David L; Margulies, Stan; Cohen, M. Charles; Kinoy, Ernest; Lee, James; Chomsky, Marvin J; Erman, John; Greene, David; Moses, Gilbert; Amos, John; Angelou, Maya; Asner, Edward; Bridges, Lloyd; Brown, Georg Stanford; Burton, LeVar; Carey, Macdonald; Cole, Olivia; Collins, Gary; Connors, Chuck; Crothers, Scat Man; Cumbuka, Ji-Tu; Davis, Brad; Duncan, Sandy; George, Lynda Day; Gossett, Louis; Greene, Lorne; Gunn, Moses; Hamilton, George; Hicks, Hilly; Ives, Burl; Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence; Jones, Carolyn; McClure, Doug; McShane, Ian; Moody, Lynne; Morrow, Vic; Rasulala, Thalmus; Reed, Robert; Rhodes, Hari; Roundtree, Richard; St. Jacques, Raymond; Schuck, John; Shenar, Paul; Simpson, O. J; Sinclair, Madge; Todd, Beverly; Tyson, Cicely; Uggams, Leslie; Vereen, Ben; Waite, Ralph; Watson, William; Woods, Ren; Larner, Stevan; Wilcots, Joseph M; Heckert, James T; Kirby, Peter; Travis, Neil; Fried, Gerald; Jones, Quincy; Haley, Alex.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers Entertainment, c2011Edition: 30th anniversary ed.; standard version.Description: 7 videodiscs (573 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0780667166; 9780780667167.Language note: In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.Title notes: $59.98 3/14/12 (cc)Uniform titles: Roots (Television program : 1977).Subject(s): Haley, Alex -- Family -- Drama | Haley family -- Drama | Jackson family -- Drama | Kinte family -- Drama | Moore family -- Drama | DVD-Video discs | African Americans -- Drama | Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Drama | African American families -- Drama | Slavery -- United States -- Drama | African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Drama | Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Drama | Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama | Confederate States of America -- History -- Drama | United States -- History -- Drama | Haley, Alex -- Television adaptations | Television mini-series | Historical television programs | Biographical television programs | Television adaptations
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This award-winning six-part historical epic was one of the first examples of the miniseries format and one of the highest-rated television programs in broadcasting history. Based on the best-selling novel by author Alex Haley, Roots chronicles the progress of Haley's own family across many generations, from the kidnapping of an African warrior by American slave traders to eventual post-Civil War freedom. Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) is a young tribesman of coastal Africa who has passed the rituals marking his transition into manhood. Searching for wood to build a drum, he is set upon by slavers who sell him in the United States after a nightmarish Atlantic crossing. Defiant, Kunta refuses to consider himself a slave, despite some sage advice from his mentor, the more mature Fiddler (Louis Gossett Jr.). As the years pass, the aging Kunta (John Amos) is hobbled for his repeated escape attempts. Realizing he'll never return to Africa, Kunta settles down, becoming husband to Bell (Madge Sinclair) and father to Kizzy (Leslie Uggams), a girl infused with her father's independent spirit. Sold and then raped by her new master, Kizzy has a son, Chicken George (Ben Vereen), a happy go lucky cockfighting expert who uses his skills to buy his freedom. George paves the way for his children, the great-grandchildren of Kunta Kinte, who finally become free in the aftermath of the Civil War. Roots (1977) was followed by a sequel miniseries, Roots: The Next Generations (1979), and a made-for-television feature, Roots: The Gift (1988), as well as another telefilm based on the family history of the Haley clan, Queen (1993). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Hilly Hicks, Burl Ives, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, Raymond St. Jacques, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O.J. Simpson, Madge Sinclair, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods.
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries.
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
$59.98 3/14/12 (cc)
Not rated Warner Home Video.
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
Golden Globes (USA), 1978: Best TV-Series - Drama.
Emmy Awards, 1977: Outstanding Achievement in Film Sound Editing for a Series ; Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) ; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
disc 1. Episode 1 -- disc 2. Episode 2 -- disc 3. Episode 3 -- disc 4. Episode 4 -- disc 5. Episode 5 -- disc 6. 2002 documentary Remembering Roots -- disc 7. 2007 documentary Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation.