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Roots [videorecording] / developed for television by William Blinn ; executive producer, David L. Wolper ; producer, Stan Margulies ; a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television.

Contributor(s): Blinn, William [producer,, screenwriter.] | Wolper, David L [producer.] | Margulies, Stan [producer.] | Cohen, M. Charles [screenwriter.] | Kinoy, Ernest [screenwriter.] | Lee, James, 1923-2002 [screenwriter.] | Chomsky, Marvin J, 1929- [director.] | Erman, John, 1935- [director.] | Greene, David, 1921-2003 [director.] | Moses, Gilbert [director.] | Amos, John, 1939- [actor.] | Angelou, Maya [actor.] | Asner, Edward [actor.] | Bridges, Lloyd [actor.] | Brown, Georg Stanford [actor.] | Burton, LeVar [actor.] | Carey, Macdonald [actor.] | Cole, Olivia, 1942- [actor.] | Collins, Gary, 1938-2012 [actor.] | Connors, Chuck, 1921-1992 [actor.] | Crothers, Scat Man [actor.] | Cumbuka, Ji-Tu [actor.] | Davis, Brad, 1949-1991 [actor.] | Duncan, Sandy, 1946- [actor.] | George, Lynda Day [actor.] | Gossett, Louis, Jr, 1936- [actor.] | Greene, Lorne [actor.] | Gunn, Moses, 1929-1993 [actor.] | Hamilton, George, 1939- [actor.] | Hicks, Hilly, 1950- [actor.] | Ives, Burl, 1909-1995 [actor.] | Hilton-Jacobs, Lawrence, 1953- [actor.] | Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983 [actor.] | McClure, Doug, 1935-1995 [actor.] | McShane, Ian, 1942- [actor.] | Moody, Lynne, 1950- [actor.] | Morrow, Vic, 1931-1982 [actor.] | Rasulala, Thalmus, 1939-1991 [actor.] | Reed, Robert, 1932-1992 [actor.] | Rhodes, Hari [actor.] | Roundtree, Richard, 1942- [actor.] | St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930- [actor.] | Schuck, John, 1940- [actor.] | Shenar, Paul [actor.] | Simpson, O. J, 1947- [actor.] | Sinclair, Madge [actor.] | Todd, Beverly, 1946- [actor.] | Tyson, Cicely [actor.] | Uggams, Leslie [actor.] | Vereen, Ben [actor.] | Waite, Ralph, 1928-2014 [actor.] | Watson, William, 1938-1997 [actor.] | Woods, Ren [actor.] | Larner, Stevan [director of photography.] | Wilcots, Joseph M, 1939- [director of photography.] | Heckert, James T [editor of moving image work.] | Kirby, Peter (Peter William) [editor of moving image work.] | Travis, Neil [editor of moving image work.] | Fried, Gerald [composer.] | Jones, Quincy, 1933- [composer.] | Haley, Alex. Roots | Wolper Productions | Warner Bros. Television.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Brothers Entertainment, �2011Edition: 30th anniversary ed.Description: 7 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 0780667166; 9780780667167.Uniform titles: Roots (Television program : 1977) Subject(s): Haley, Alex -- Family -- Drama | Haley family -- Drama | Jackson family -- Drama | Kinte family -- Drama | Moore family -- Drama | African Americans -- Drama | Slaves -- United States -- Drama | Slaveholders -- Southern States -- Drama | African American families -- Drama | Slavery -- United States -- Drama | African Americans -- History -- To 1863 -- Drama | Southern States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Drama | Southern States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama | Confederate States of America -- History -- Drama | United States -- History -- Drama | Haley, Alex -- Television adaptations | Haley, Alex | Haley family | Jackson family | Kinte family | Moore family | American Revolution (1775-1783) | Slaves | African American families | African Americans | Families | Slaveholders | Slavery | Southern States | United States | United States -- Confederate States of America | To 1863Genre/Form: Television programs -- United States. | Biographical television programs. | Drama. | Fiction television programs. | Historical television programs. | History. | Television adaptations. | Television mini-series. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Television mini-series. | Historical television programs. | Biographical television programs. | Television adaptations. | Fiction television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.45/72
Contents:
Episode 1 / written for television by William Blinn and Ernest Kinoy; directed by David Greene -- Episode 2 / written for television by Ernest Kinoy and William Blinn; directed by David Greene (1st hour), John Erman (2nd hour) -- Episode 3 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- Episode 4 / written for television by James Lee (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour) ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky -- Episode 5 / written for television by James Lee and William Blinn (1st hour), M. Charles Cohen (2nd hour); directed by Gilbert Moses -- Episode 6 / written for television by M. Charles Cohen; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky; Remembering Roots Roots: one year later Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation
Production Credits: Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.
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 (Greene, ep. 1); Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (Gossett) ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (Asner) ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series Cole) ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Kinoy, Blinn; ep. 2).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.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.
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DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono ; standard screen.

In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

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.

Directors of photography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; film editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music by Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones.

Disc 5 menu screen erroneously suggests it is a double-sided disc.

Based on the novel: Roots / by Alex Haley.

Originally produced as a television miniseries in 1977.

Not rated Warner Home Video.

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.

"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.

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 (Greene, ep. 1); Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series ; Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (Gossett) ; Outstanding Limited Series ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (Asner) ; Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series Cole) ; Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Kinoy, Blinn; ep. 2).

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.).

Special features : cast and crew commentaries with video option; documentaries.

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