DVD365.net
Roots : 30th Anniversary Edition artwork

Roots : 30th Anniversary Edition

Monday 22nd October 2007

Celebrate the TV series that inspired an entire nation when Warner Home Video mark the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking broadcast of Roots with a pair of must-own DVD releases - Roots : 30th Anniversary Edition and for the first time ever on DVD Roots : The Next Generations from 29th October 2007
Unknown
Unknown

Celebrate the TV series that inspired an entire nation when Warner Home Video mark the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking broadcast of Roots with a pair of must-own DVD releases - Roots : 30th Anniversary Edition and for the first time ever on DVD Roots : The Next Generations.

Available to buy from Warner Home Video on 29th October 2007, these box sets are packed with special features including documentaries and commentaries that explore the making of both series' and examine the continuing powerful legacy of these landmark shows. With memorable performances and all-star acting talent including James Earl Jones, Henry Fonda, Marlon Brando, Georg Stanford Brown, Debbie Allen, LeVar Burton, Olivia de Havilland, OJ Simpson and Richard Thomas, Roots : 30th Anniversary Edition and Roots : The Next Generations are timeless additions to any DVD collection and make perfect gifts this Christmas.

In January 1977, 80 million US TV viewers surrounded their television sets to watch the mini-series that followed the lives of several generations of a slave family and helped to change the racial consciousness of a nation. An astounding 100 million viewers saw the thought provoking final episode, which thirty years later is still the third most watched TV show in American history while a stunning 85% of all television homes saw all or part of the mini-series. Roots remains the number one mini-series of all time.

Roots : 30th Anniversary Edition

Based on Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors, Roots is the story of Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The saga follows the different generations up until the Civil War where Kunte Kinte's grandson, Chicken George, gained emancipation.

The mini-series captivated the American television audience and became a social phenomenon unlike any other program of its time. The series brought racial issues to the forefront, became a catalyst for open and honest discussions about race and sparked a national interest in genealogy and family history.

Roots : The Next Generations

The sequel to Alex Haley's original Roots, Roots : The Next Generations garnered two Emmy awards including| Outstanding Miniseries. The powerful saga picks up where the original left off and follows Tom and his family as they struggle to exercise the rights they gained from Emancipation.

Through two World Wars and the turbulent Civil Rights movement the compelling series takes you all the way up to the 1960's and 1970's when Alex Haley, played by Oscar nominated actor James Earl Jones, begins the journey to piece his family lineage together. It is with this backdrop of social unrest that Alex Haley's search resulted in one of America's greatest stories ever told.

  • The Legacy Continues - an exclusive insight into the ongoing impact of the series up to the present day

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

Trauma, released on DVD 19th February 2018 from ITV Studios Home Entertainment, is an intricate, fast-paced thriller that explores what happens when the very institutions established to protect us let us downRead more
Only The Brave artwork

Only The Brave

DVDBD09/02/2018

Based on the true American story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots that gave their lives to protect their community, Only The Brave, released on DVD and Blu-ray 12th March 2018 from Lionsgate Home ...
The Snowman artwork

The Snowman

DVDBD31/01/2018

McMafia artwork

McMafia

DVDBD09/02/2018

The Shanghai Job artwork

The Shanghai Job

DVD08/01/2018

Gomorrah artwork

Gomorrah

DVDBD12/02/2018

Earth artwork

Earth

DVDBD4K-UHD07/02/2018

Britannia artwork

Britannia

DVDBD23/02/2018

Kelly Reilly, BAFTA® award nominee Zoë Wanamaker, BAFTA® award nominee David Morrisey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and BAFTA® award winner Mackenzie Crook, star in the epic mythical drama Britannia: Season ...
Stronger artwork

Stronger

DVDBD23/02/2018

Pitch Perfect 3 artwork

Pitch Perfect 3

DVDBD21/02/2018

The Layover artwork

The Layover

DVD23/02/2018

Hold the Sunset artwork

Hold the Sunset

DVD20/02/2018

Gomorrah artwork

Gomorrah

DVDBD24/02/2018

Inferno

Features26/09/2017

Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues ...

Earth

News07/02/2018

Narrated by Robert Redford, experience the unexpected wonder of one full day on earth in Earth - One Amazing Day, released on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD 19th February 2018 from BBC Worldwide.

Saban's Power Rangers

Features15/09/2017

Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being ...
"With every new day, there's fresh hope."
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

Murder On The Orient Express

DVDBD4K-UHD24/02/201891

Blade Runner 2049

DVDBD3D-BD4K-UHD24/02/201881

The Shanghai Job

DVD21/02/201877

The Mountain Between Us

DVDBD23/02/201873

Broken City

DVDBDNOTES15/02/20183453

Fast Girls

DVDBDNOTES24/02/20181604

The Ghost

DVDBDNOTES23/02/20181472

Escape Plan

DVDBDNOTES23/02/20181401

Racing Stripes

DVD23/02/20182277

Austin Powers

DVD09/02/20181311

The Simpsons

DVD09/02/2018799

Once Were Warriors

BD24/01/2018

The Snowman

DVDBD31/01/2018

Kiri

DVD26/01/2018

Get a free daily news update. DVD365.net works with the Amazon Alexa flash briefing skill