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  • 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.


  • Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.
  • Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries.
  • Disc 5 menu screen erroniously states it is a double-sided disc.
  • Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.
  • "Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
  • DVD
  • In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed captioned.


  • disc 1. Episode 1 / written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene -- disc 2. Episode 2 / written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour) -- disc 3. Episode 3 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- disc 4. Episode 4 / written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- disc 5. Episode 5 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses -- disc 6. Episode 6 / written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky; Remembering Roots (2002 ; ca. 19 min.) -- disc 7. Roots: one year later (1978; ca. 48 min.); Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation (2007 ; 20 min.)
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