Roots: 25th Anniversary Edition (1977)
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The event that changed television history.
His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name of Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, whispering the name of Kunta Kinte from one generation to the next until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. And he proclaimed Kunta Kinte's name to the world.
Through the lineage of one family, Haley and his Pulitzer Price-winning Roots told a story for all America and the world. Seen by 130-million viewers during its initial U.S. telecasts and the winner of dozens of awards, the David L. Wolper production remains a vital and engrossing entertainment landmark a quarter-century later. Digitally remastered for optimal video and audio presentation from the original elements, Roots will prove to be an unforgettable DVD journey.
Marvin Chomsky, Jorn Erman, David Greene, and Gilbert Morris
LeVar Burton, Maya Angelou, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Moses Gunn, Thalmus Rasulala, Hari Rhodes, William Rhodes, William Watson, Ren Woods, Cicely Tyson, Edward Asher, O.J. Simpson, Ralph Waite, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Reed, Lorne Green