30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, passing on his tale across generations until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. Through the lineage of one family, Haley and his Pulitzer Prize - winning Roots told a story for all America and the world. Seen by 130 million viewers during its premiere telecast and the winner of dozens of awards, the David L. Wolper production remains an engrossing entertainment 30 years later. Embark on an unforgettable DVD journey.
THE NEXT GENERATIONS
Could there be a worthy follow-upto the most-watched miniseries ever? "We felt the other did so well," Alex Haley said, " that we should just let it hang there." But Alex began carrying around a tape recorder, dictating more of his family's tales as they came to his memory. Those remembrances filled 1,000-page transcript: raw material got Roots: The Next Generations.
Winner of the Emmy for Best Limited Series, this landmark continuation of a landmark event - with 53 stars and 235 speaking parts - "is in many respects a superior achievement," Newsweek said in comparing this to Roots. Even now, it has lost none of its dramatic and emotional power to make us confront history and examine ourselves. One man's family remains everyone's!
Includes ROOTS: THE GIFT.
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A brilliant film very thought provoking although very sad .
Roots - The Complete Series is a good set. Good delivery.
One of the greatest box-sets i have even seen great story with much joy, sadness and understanding in this spectacular drama . This explains the hardships of the life of Kunta Kinte and his descendants who went through slavery, post-civil war era, 1900s and modern civil rights era.
Watched this years ago. I thought the quality might not be too good but I was wrong; it is great! I have watched 3 episodes so far and can't wait to watch more.
First class DVD boxset from ZAVVI.com. I remember this TV series going back over 30Years ago. The story lines and film production, simply fantastic. I would certainty recommend this series You will not be disappointed.
First class DVD boxset. The story lines and film production simply fantastic. I would certainty recommend this series. You will not be disappointed.
An exellent boxed set , a load of good viewing
roots is most enjoyable i must have watched it 3 times over the last 3 years i would recomend it
It was great to be able to watch the entire series in DVD some 30 years after the original screening. The quality of the images was excellent, surpassed only by the story itself. Great viewing and the cost incredible cheap. Certainly excellent value for money..
how wonderful to watch this excellent series that I watched all those years ago on TV with the family, eagerly waiting for the next episode. would recommend this to everyone. A novelty also to have double sided dvd play. A sad and moving story of courage that you will be glad you watched
Roots tells the story of Kunta Kinte, a young man captured in Africa and taken to America to be a slave. The series covers several generations, showing the impact of slavery not just on Kunta but also the continuing impact on his family in a heartfelt and engrossing manner. I first watched Roots in History class at school, and later got the whole collection to watch at home with my family. My parents remembered watching the original series when it was broadcast in the 1970’s but I was just as captivated watching it in 2010. I can’t state enough how great this show is, just like The Wire and Band of Brothers this is absolutely essential viewing that far transcends the traditional ambit of the TV series to produce something truly special and sincere. Buy it!!