Roots

Roots (Television program : 1977) Roots: the next generations

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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.

Notes

  • 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.
  • DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
  • In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
  • Closed-captioned.

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
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