Roots : The Original Series - 30th Anniversary 4-Disc Box Set DVD

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1750: The Gambia West Africa. A new Mandinka warrior is born to Binta and Omoro called Kunta Kinte. His father turns the young baby's face to the heavens and whispers ""Behold - the only thing greater than yourself"". So begins the most critically and popularly acclaimed television drama of our time telling the struggle against the suffering slavery and discrimination endured by generations of black people as seen through the eyes of Kunta Kinte and his descendants...

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Released
17 April 2019
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Warner Home Video 
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Runtime
564 minutes 
Features
Box set, PAL 
Barcode
7321902184616 
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The television adaptation of Alex Hailey's bestselling novel (based on his own family's roots) offers a dramatic portrayal of African-American history, from the time of the slave trade to the American Civil War. The story begins in The Gambia, West Africa, and a new Mandike warrior is born to Binta and Omoro called Kunta Kinte. When a grown man, Kunta Kinte is kidnapped by slavers and taken to America where he struggles to come to terms with being a slave for many years. Eventually he accepts he cannot return to Africa and settles down to create a family. The story then follows the next generations of Kunta Kinte's family until the abolition of slavery after the Civil War.

  Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.   1750: The Gambia, West Africa. A new Mandinka warrior is born to Binta and Omoro called Kunta Kinte. His father turns the young baby's face to the heavens and whispers "Behold - the only thing greater than yourself". So begins the most critically and popularly acclaimed television drama of our time, telling the struggle against the suffering, slavery and discrimination endured by generations of black people, as seen through the eyes of Kunta Kinte and his descendants...   Actors LeVar Burton, Cicely Tyson, O.J. Simpson, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, John Amos, Lloyd Bridges, Scatman Crothers, Burl Ives, Yaphet Kotto, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Brion James, Richard Roundtree, Edward Asner & Moses Gunn Certificate PG Year 1977 Screen Fullscreen 4:3 Languages English Duration 9 hours and 58 minutes (approx)