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Roots / a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by Wiliam Blinn ... [and others] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky .. [and others].

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell DVD ROO (PARTS 1&2) (Text) 36823000972128 AV Entertainment Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0790763958
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color, double sided ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 25th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Warner Home Video, [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977; released as videodisc on Jan. 15, 2002.
Special features: Digitally remastered image and audio from restored elements; commentary by executive producer David L. Wolper, Ed Asner, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Stan Winston and others; behind-the-scenes documentary "Remembering Roots"; DVD-ROM features: Roots family tree and web site links.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Participant or Performer Note:
LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Green, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gossett.
Summary, etc.:
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital mono; standard version.
Language Note:
In English with optional soundtrack in Spanish and optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
9 Emmy awards (1976-77); George Foster Peabody award (1977); Television Critics Circle awards (1977); Golden Globe award (1977)
Subject: Haley, Alex > Drama.
Kinte family > Drama.
Haley family > Drama.
African Americans > Drama.
Genre: Television programs United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD videodiscs.

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