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The Resource Roots, a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by Wiliam Blinn ... [et al.] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.], (videorecording)

Roots, a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by Wiliam Blinn ... [et al.] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.], (videorecording)

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by Wiliam Blinn ... [et al.] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boys' abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow
Awards note
9 Emmy awards (1976-77); George Foster Peabody award (1977); Television Critics Circle awards (1977); Golden Globe award (1977).
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In English with optional soundtrack in Spanish and optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Cast: LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Green, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gossett
Runtime
573
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by Wiliam Blinn ... [et al.] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.], (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977; released as videodisc on Jan. 15, 2002
  • Special features: Digitally remastered image and audio from restored elements; commentary by executive producer David L. Wolper, Ed Asner, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Stan Winston and others; behind-the-scenes documentary "Remembering Roots"; DVD-ROM features: Roots family tree and web site links
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
2047141
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
25th anniversary ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780790763958
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393745622
Other physical details
sd., col., double sided
Publisher number
37456
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm48615043
System details
DVD; Dolby digital mono; standard version
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roots, a David L. Wolper production ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; written for television by Wiliam Blinn ... [et al.] ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ... [et al.], (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alex Haley
  • Originally broadcast as a television miniseries in 1977; released as videodisc on Jan. 15, 2002
  • Special features: Digitally remastered image and audio from restored elements; commentary by executive producer David L. Wolper, Ed Asner, LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Stan Winston and others; behind-the-scenes documentary "Remembering Roots"; DVD-ROM features: Roots family tree and web site links
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
2047141
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
25th anniversary ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (573 min.)
Isbn
9780790763958
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393745622
Other physical details
sd., col., double sided
Publisher number
37456
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm48615043
System details
DVD; Dolby digital mono; standard version
Video recording format
DVD

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