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

Imprint [United States] : Warner Home Video, [2002]
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    ROO    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library DVD    ROO    Available
Edition 25th anniversary ed.
Description 3 videodiscs (573 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977.
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.
Credits Cinematography, 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.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish ; closed-captioned.
Awards 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 -- Biography -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television mini-series
Added Author Margulies, Stan
Blinn, William
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Burton, LeVar
Amos, John, 1939-
Vereen, Ben
Tyson, Cicely
Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991
Asner, Edward
Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014-
Greene, Lorne
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982
Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992
Larner, Stevan
Wilcots, Joseph M., 1939-
Heckert, James T.
Kirby, Peter
Fried, Gerald
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Wolper Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0790763958
Standard No. 085393745622
Music No. 37456 Warner Home Video

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