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Blinn, William developer,
Wolper, David L., executive producer,
Margulies, Stan, producer.
Cohen, M. Charles, actor.
Kinoy, Ernest, actor.
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007].
Thirtieth anniversary edition.
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4 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Not rated
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"Dual-layer discs."
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Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
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Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
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Special features (discs 1 & 2): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions.
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Special features (disc 3): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions; "Roots" family tree; "Remembering 'Roots'" featurette (c2002, 19 min.).
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Special features (disc 4): "The phenomenon of 'Roots'" (aka: "'Roots' : one year later") television documentary (c1978, 48 minutes) ; "Crossing over : how 'Roots' captivated an entire nation" featurette (c2007, 20 minutes).
General Note
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
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.
An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.
Target Audience
Not rated,Warner Home Video.
System Details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
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.

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Blinn, W., Wolper, D. L., Margulies, S., Cohen, M. C., Kinoy, E., Lee, J., Chomsky, M. J., Erman, J., Greene, D., Moses, G., Amos, J., Angelou, M., Asner, E., Bridges, L., Brown, G. S., Burton, L., Carey, M., Cole, O., Collins, G., Connors, C., Crothers, S. M., Cumbuka, J., Davis, B., Duncan, S., George, L. D., Gossett, L., Jr., Greene, L., Gunn, M., Hamilton, G., Hicks, H., Ives, B., Hilton-Jacobs, L., Jones, C., McClure, D., McShane, I., Moody, L., Morrow, V., Rasulala, T., Reed, R., Rhodes, H., Roundtree, R., St. Jacques, R., Schuck, J., Shenar, P., Simpson, O. J., Sinclair, M., Todd, B., Tyson, C., Uggams, L., Vereen, B., Waite, R., Watson, W., Woods, R., Larner, S., Wilcots, J. M., Heckert, J. T., Kirby, P., Travis, N., Fried, G., Jones, Q., & Haley, A. (2007). Roots (Thirtieth anniversary edition.). Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

William Blinn et al.. 2007. Roots. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

William Blinn et al.. Roots Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Blinn, William, et al. Roots Thirtieth anniversary edition., Warner Home Video, 2007.

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