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The Resource Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses, (videorecording DVD)

Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Title variation
Roots [30th anniversary ed.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga 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 emacipation
Related
Awards note
  • 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 ; Outstanding film editing in a drama series : Outstanding lead actor for a single appearance in a drama or comedy series ; Outstanding limited series ; Outstanding single performance by a supporting actor in a comedy or drama series ; Outstanding single performance by a supporting actress in a comedy or drama series ; Outstanging writing in a drama series.
Cataloging source
137
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckeert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; original music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; costume designer, Jack Martell
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed captioned
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
563
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Originally boradcast on ABC, January 1977
  • Special features: Disc 4: "The triumph of 'Roots'" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast members including La Var Burton, Cicely Tyson and Ed Asner
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (645 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391144854
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm81146919
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Stan Margulies ; written by William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Originally boradcast on ABC, January 1977
  • Special features: Disc 4: "The triumph of 'Roots'" newly created featurette ; "Roots: one year later" documentary ; audio commentary from key cast members including La Var Burton, Cicely Tyson and Ed Asner
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
30th anniversary ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (645 min.)
Isbn
9781419850219
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391144854
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
114485
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocm81146919
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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