Roots - Original Series - 25th Anniversary Edition details
|Starring:||Lorne Greene, Chuck Connors, George Hamilton, Doug McClure, Vic Morrow, Cicely Tyson, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges|
|Directors:||Marvin J. Choms, John Erman, Marvin J. Chomsky, David Greene /|
Roots - Original Series - 25th Anniversary - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Roots - Original Series - 25th Anniversary - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Roots - Original Series - 25th Anniversary - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
|Run time:||9 hours 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Should have left it in the pastBy Christine Radcliffe from Nottingham , 19 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I was really looking forward to watching this again after being gripped by it as a child. Oh dear.... should have left it in my memory. Yes, the acting is good and it's a story that needs to be told but I'd like to see a remake that would be much grittier and far less sanitised for the 21st century viewer. The opening scenes of village life in Africa were particularly unrealistic and looked like something out of an American bible class video! Maybe disc 2 and 3 are better but I'm not going to risk it.
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BRILLIANT ROOTSBy a customer from liverpool merseyside , 27 Jul 2010I did not really enjoy Root and Roots The Next Generation, but my wife did. She was captivated by the story from start to finish, and when I told her there was more to come, she was thrilled. She watched the whold of The Next Gerneration right through, from start to finish, and she cried like a baby. Watching this story had started her wondering about her own family history. Now my wife is going to the library and looking on different web sites, asking questions to family members. She is writing a book now about her own 'Roots'
Excellent dramaBy arwsto (50 reviews) from Manchester , 08 Jun 2009I remember watching this when it was on TV in the 70's. I was only a kid and was fascinated by it. Watching it again as an adult I saw the layers I missed as a child and I really enjoyed the narrative. The only thing that grated slightly was the slight feeling of being preached at. Other than that I thought it was excellently written and acted and it tells the story of slavery superbly, a story we should never forget.
roots-original seriesBy a customer from Sudbury , 09 Mar 2009brilliant! and very thought provoking.
AmazingBy grammargirl (45 reviews) from OTLEY , 17 Feb 2009I had never seen or heard of this before as I was 4 when it was on TV, so I took it out on recommendation from my husband who remembered seeing it as a teenager. It is absolutely fantastic. I have never seen anything like it. The acting was superb; the true story had me laughing, crying, joyous, disgusted, horrified and generally overwhelmed. This is a must see for anybody and I believe it should be compulsory viewing for all teenaged children on the school curriculum so we never forget what the people of the world are capable of and that we learn from the mistakes of the past. Simply fantastic.
A CLASSICBy a customer from Hull , 29 Jan 2009I watched this wen i was young in the 70s, it brought some back some good memories of the series