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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].

Format Video (DVD)
Edition25th anniversary ed.
Publication Info[United States] : Warner Home Video, [2001]
Description3 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color, double sided ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorMargulies, Stan.
Other author/creatorBlinn, William.
Other author/creatorChomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Other author/creatorBurton, LeVar.
Other author/creatorAmos, John, 1939-
Other author/creatorVereen, Ben.
Other author/creatorTyson, Cicely.
Other author/creatorRasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991.
Other author/creatorAsner, Edward.
Other author/creatorWaite, Ralph, 1928-2014.
Other author/creatorGreene, Lorne.
Other author/creatorMorrow, Vic, 1931-1982.
Other author/creatorConnors, Chuck, 1921-1992.
Other author/creatorLarner, Stevan.
Other author/creatorWilcots, Joseph M., 1939-
Other author/creatorHeckert, James T.
Other author/creatorKirby, Peter.
Other author/creatorFried, Gerald.
Other author/creatorJones, Quincy, 1933-
Other author/creatorWolper Productions.
Other author/creatorWarner Bros. Television.
Uniform titleRoots (Television program : 1977)
Abstract 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.
General noteBased on the novel by Alex Haley.
General noteOriginally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977; released as videodisc on Jan. 15, 2002.
General noteSpecial 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.
CreditsCinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Cast 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn English with optional soundtrack in Spanish and optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards note9 Emmy awards (1976-77); George Foster Peabody award (1977); Television Critics Circle awards (1977); Golden Globe award (1977).
UPC 085393745622
Publisher number37456 Warner Home Video

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Joyner Reserve E185.97 .H24 A332 2001 DVD PT. 1/2 ✔ Available RESERVES Desai, Priti / HDFS 4303 Place Hold
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