Published 2016
Item Details

The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War. Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel which has resonated with millions of Americans, it reveals powerful, universal truths about the resilience of the human spirit.

Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : A & E Television Networks, [2016]
3 videodiscs (389 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Other Title:
Roots (Television program : 2016) [DVD].
Based on Alex Haley's best selling novel.
Title from container.
Chad Coleman, Emayatzi Corinealdi, Laurence Fishburne, Matthew Goode, Tip 'TI' Harris, Malachi Kirby, Derek Luke, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Regé-Jean Page, Anna Paquin, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Anika Noni Rose, Erica Tazel, Sedale Threatt, Jr., Forest Whitaker.
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 2016.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Disc 1. Night 1
Night 2.
Disc 2. Night 3
Night 4.
Disc 3. Bonus feature: Roots: a history revealed.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Abolitionists -- United States -- Fiction.
African American families -- United States -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Haley family -- Fiction.
Haley, Alex. Roots -- Television adaptations.
Kinte family -- Fiction.
Slavery -- United States -- Fiction.
Slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television programs.
Other Authors:
A+E Studios, production company.
Arts and Entertainment Network, publisher.
Beresford, Bruce, television director.
Carter, Thomas, 1953- television director.
Coleman, Chad, actor.
Corinealdi, Emayatzi, actor.
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- actor.
Goode, Matthew, 1978- actor.
History (Television network), presenter.
Kantrow, Alissa M. (Alissa Miller), 1969- television producer.
Kirby, Malachi, 1989- actor.
Konner, Lawrence, screenwriter.
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Luke, Derek, 1974- actor.
Marc Toberoff Productions, production company.
McDonald, Alison (Screenwriter), screenwriter.
Murray, Charles (Screenwriter), screenwriter.
Noyce, Phillip, television director.
Page, Regé-Jean, actor.
Paquin, Anna, actor.
Phifer, Mekhi, 1975- actor.
Purefoy, James, 1964- actor.
Rhys-Meyers, Jonathan, 1977- actor.
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972- actor.
Rosenthal, Mark D, screenwriter.
T. I., 1980- actor.
Tazel, Erica, actor.
Television adaptation of (work): Haley, Alex. Roots.
Threatt, Sedale, actor.
Van Peebles, Mario, television director.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
Wolper Organization, production company.
More Information