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Author: Stan MarguliesWilliam BlinnErnest KinoyMarvin J ChomskyDavid GreeneAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : CD for computer   Computer File : English : 30th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.
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Genre/Form: DVD
Video
Historical television programs
Drama
History
Television series
Historical films
Biographical television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Margulies; William Blinn; Ernest Kinoy; Marvin J Chomsky; David Greene; Maya Angelou; LeVar Burton; Edward Asner; O J Simpson; Ralph Waite; Louis Gossett, Jr.; Robert Reed; Lorne Greene; Lynda Day George; Vic Morrow; John Amos; Sandy Duncan; Leslie Uggams; George Hamilton; Richard Roundtree; Ben Vereen; Lloyd Bridges; Georg Stanford Brown; Cicely Tyson; Gerald Fried; Quincy Jones; Alex Haley; Wolper Productions.; Warner Bros. Television.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 9781419850219 1419850210 9781419850240 1419850245
OCLC Number: 972876630
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with English, French or Spanish subtitles and closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Special features: Disc 4: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette, "Roots: one year later" documentary hosted by Louis Gossett, Jr., audio commentary with video option from key cast members including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner.
Credits: Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell.
Cast: Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, George Hamilton, Richard Roundtree, Ben Vereen, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson.
Event notes: DVD release of the original ABC television broadcast, January, 1977.
Awards: 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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-ROM system requirements: InterActual compatible player (included on this disc); Microsoft Windows 98SE or later; Microsoft IE 5.5 SP1; Macromedia Flash Player 7; Internet connection; DVD-ROM drive; DirectShow compatible DVD decoder. This DVD will not work in a CD-ROM drive and the DVD-ROM features are not available on Apple Mac OS.; DVD; Region 1; standard version; Dolby digital mono.
Contents: Disc 1: side A, episode 1 --
Disc 1: side B, episode 2. Disc 2: side A, episode 3 --
Disc 2: side B, episode 4. Disc 3: side A, episode 5 --
Disc 3: side B, episode 6.
Responsibility: a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy ; directed by David Green.

Abstract:

Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

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