Roots / developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses ; a David L. Wolper production
DVD | Warner Home Video | 2007 | Thirtieth anniversary edition, standard version.

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Edition
Thirtieth anniversary edition, standard version.
Description
4 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
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.
Credits
Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
Note
Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
Special features (discs 1 & 2): optional audio commentary for each episode by Wolper & various cast members; video highlights from the audio commentary recording sessions.
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.).
Special features (disc 4): "The phenomenon of 'Roots'" (aka: "'Roots' : one year later") television documentary (c1978, 48 min.) ; "Crossing over : how 'Roots' captivated an entire nation" featurette (c2007, 20 min.).
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Audience
Not rated Warner Home Video.
Summary
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.
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.
Contents
Disc 1: episodes 1 & 2 ; Disc 2: episodes 3 &4 ; Disc 3: episodes 5 & 6 ; Disc 4: Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation -- Roots : on year later.
Language
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Note
GMD: videorecording.
Subject
Genre/Form
Added Author
Added Title
Remembering Roots.
Phenomenon of Roots.
Roots : one year later.
Crossing over : how Roots captivated an entire nation.
ISBN
1419850210
9781419850219
Standard No.
085391144854
Music No.
114485 Warner Home Video
Extras
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