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Title Roots [videorecording] / David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, ... [et al.] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    ROO  pt.1    1 HOLD
 GDL Central Library DVD    ROO  pt.2    1 HOLD
 PAS Central Library DVD    ROO  pt.1    Staff Reported Missing
Edition 30th anniversary ed.
Description 4 videodiscs (645 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note 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 ; audio commentary from key cast memebers including LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, and Ed Asner.
Contents Pt. 1. Disc 1 (Episodes 1 & 2) ; Disc 2 (Episodes 3 & 4) -- Pt. 2. Disc 3 (Episodes 5 & 6) ; Disc 4 (2007 documentary Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation ; Roots: one year later - hosted by Louis Gossett Jr.)
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 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.
Event Originally broadcast on ABC television, January, 1977.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital.
Language English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
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
Subject African American families -- Drama
Slavery -- United States -- Drama
Slaveholders -- Southern 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.
Genre/Form Television mini-series
Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Margulies, Stan
Blinn, William
Chomsky, Marvin J., 1929-
Erman, John, 1935-
Greene, David, 1921-2003.
Moses, Gilbert.
Angelou, Maya.
Burton, LeVar
Asner, Edward
Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014
Gossett, Louis, 1936-
Reed, Robert, 1932-1992
Green, Lorne.
George, Lynda Day
Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982
Amos, John, 1939-
Duncan, Sandy, 1946-
Uggams, Leslie
Hamilton, George, 1939-
Roundtree, Richard, 1942-
Vereen, Ben
Bridges, Lloyd
Brown, Georg Stanford.
Tyson, Cicely
Fried, Gerald
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Haley, Alex. Roots
Wolper Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Roots (Television program : 1977)
ISBN 1419850210
Standard No. 085391144854
Music No. 114485 Warner Home Video

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