Roots: The Complete Original Series (40th Anniversary) (Blu-ray + Digital HD)

Starring LeVar Burton, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Robert Reed, Olivia Cole.

By Warner Bros.

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"Roots: The Complete Original Series" - Forty years after it became a publishing and television phenomenon, Alex Haley's profoundly impactful "Roots" arrives for the very first time on Blu-ray(TM) in its original 8-episode broadcast format. "Roots" - A saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America. He makes several escape attempts until he is finally caught and maimed. He marries Bell, his plantation's cook, and they have a daughter, Kizzy, who is eventually sold away from them. Kizzy has a son by her new master, and the boy grows up to become Chicken George, a legendary cock fighter who leads his family into freedom. Throughout the series, the family observes notable events in U.S. history, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings, and emancipation.
Special Features:
• Beautiful 32-page Book
• All New Featurettes:
• "'Roots': The American Story Continues"
• "'Roots': The Cast Looks Back"
• Also Includes:
• "Crossing Over: How 'Roots' Captivated an Entire Nation"
• "Connecting with the Past"
• "The Struggle to Make 'Roots'"
• LeVar Burton: Original Screen Test
• Alex Haley Interview by David Frost
• "'Roots': One Year Later
• Languages: English, French and Spanish
• Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish


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LeVar Burton, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Robert Reed, Olivia Cole
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English, French, Spanish
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Warner Bros Entertainment
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Warner Bros.
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30197875, 30200060

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Roots: The Complete Original Series (40th Anniversary) (Blu-ray + Digital HD) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must see TV!!!!! This is probably one of the most significant mini-series ever produced, and was ground breaking in both the subject matter and the graphic detail in which it was presented. The production values are movie-quality (for the late 1970s), and this blu-ray displays that with amazing detail - some times too much for the old special effects! I highly recommend this for everyone - this is the forgotten side of the American experience for many.
Date published: 2016-09-07
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