Roots (Four-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition)


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Roots (Four-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition) 30th Anniversary Edition, 0th Anniversary Edition Box Set LeVar Burton (Actor), Cicely Tyson (Actor), David Greene (Director), Marvin J. Chomsky (Director) Rated: NR Format: DVD Roots 30th Anniversary Special Edition (DVD) Based on Alex Haley’s best-selling novel about his African ancestors, Roots followed several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga began with Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton), a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family’s saga is depicted up until the Civil War where Kunte Kinte’s grandson gained emancipation. Roots made its greatest impression on the ratings and widespread popularity it garnered. On average, 130 million – almost half the country at the time – saw all or part of the series. Special features “Crossing Over: How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation” (2007) Cast/crew commentaries with video option Documentary “Roots: One Year Later” (1978) “Remembering Roots” (2002) Product details Actors: LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, Edward Asner, Ed Asner, Sandy Duncan Directors: David Greene, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, Gilbert Moses Writers: William Blinn, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee Producers: David L. Wolper, Stan Margulies Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) Subtitles: English, Spanish, French Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only) Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Number of discs: 4 Rated: NR Not Rated Studio: WarnerBrothers DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007 Run Time: 573 minutes