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  • Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
  • Description: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 085391144854

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Roots. Disc 4

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Call number: DVD 929.2 Ha v.4

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, West Adult

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Based on the novel by Alex Haley.

Originally broadcast on ABC, January 1977.

Special features: "Crossing over: how Roots captivated an entire nation" newly created featurette; "Roots: one year later" documentary; audio commentary from key cast memebers including La Var Burton, Cicely Tyson and Ed Asner.

Maya Angelou, LeVar Burton, Edward Asner, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green, Lynda Day George, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, George Hamilton, Richard Roundtree, Ben Vereen, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Cicely Tyson.

Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The sage begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War where Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.

Contents: Roots.

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Great but too long

All four tapes are very long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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