Roots [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [3 Discs]

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Synopsis

This award-winning six-part historical epic was one of the first examples of the miniseries format and one of the highest-rated television programs in broadcasting history. Based on the best-selling novel by author Alex Haley, Roots chronicles the progress of Haley's own family across many generations, from the kidnapping of an African warrior by American slave traders to eventual post-Civil War freedom. Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) is a young tribesman of coastal Africa who has passed the rituals marking his transition into manhood. Searching for wood to build a drum, he is set upon by slavers who sell him in the United States after a nightmarish Atlantic crossing. Defiant, Kunta refuses to consider himself a slave, despite some sage advice from his mentor, the more mature Fiddler (Louis Gossett Jr.). As the years pass, the aging Kunta (John Amos) is hobbled for his repeated escape attempts. Realizing he'll never return to Africa, Kunta settles down, becoming husband to Bell (Madge Sinclair) and father to Kizzy (Leslie Uggams), a girl infused with her father's independent spirit. Sold and then raped by her new master, Kizzy has a son, Chicken George (Ben Vereen), a happy go lucky cockfighting expert who uses his skills to buy his freedom. George paves the way for his children, the great-grandchildren of Kunta Kinte, who finally become free in the aftermath of the Civil War. Roots (1977) was followed by a sequel miniseries, Roots: The Next Generations (1979), and a made-for-television feature, Roots: The Gift (1988), as well as another telefilm based on the family history of the Haley clan, Queen (1993). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Chapter List

Disc #1, Side A -- Roots, Episode 1
1. Introduction [1:37]
2. Credits [:02]
3. A Very Strong Son [:10]
4. Kunta Kinte [:10]
5. Partnerships [:04]
6. Much To Learn [:04]
7. The Christian Thing [1:35]
8. Manhood Training [1:35]
9. Doing Their Jobs [1:15]
10. Types Of Courage [1:15]
11. Fanta and Kadi Touray [1:04]
12. Hunters and Their Catches [1:04]
13. Bargain On the Beach [:26]
14. Celebrating the New Men [:26]
15. Binta's Goodbye [:12]
16. Nyo Bato's Suggestion [:12]
17. Captured [:02]
18. A Matter Of Philosophy [:02]
19. Fellow Captives [:52]
20. Outside Her Embrace [:01]
21. The Ship's Hold [1:27]
22. Taken On Deck [:07]
23. Exercise [:02]
24. Removing the Dead [:45]
25. The Captain's Companion [:45]
26. One Village [:02]
27. End Credits [:02]
Disc #1, Side B -- Roots, Episode 2
1. Credits [2:29]
2. Slater's Tricks [:02]
3. Maiden No Longer [:51]
4. Revolt [:51]
5. Not Interested [:45]
6. Business is Business [:45]
7. "We Will Beat Them" [:02]
8. Fanta Is Sold [:02]
9. Kunta Is Sold [:35]
10. A New Name [:01]
11. Taking Care Of Property [2:28]
12. Fiddler Talks Tough [2:56]
13. The Reynolds Farm [4:26]
14. In Charge [1:40]
15. Two Visitors [:02]
16. "Do Not Forget Me" [1:21]
17. A Doctor's Perspective [1:21]
18. No Place To Run [:02]
19. Doing His Best [:02]
20. Reynold's Guest [:19]
21. Ames' Companion [:01]
22. Broken Chain [:10]
23. Tasting Snow- and Capture [:02]
24. The Sting of Failure [:52]
25. "My Name Is Toby" [:52]
26. Another Day [:22]
27. End Credits [:22]
Disc #2, Side A -- Roots, Episode 3
1. Credits [2:33]
2. Toby Be Good [:02]
3. Family Debt [:02]
4. Escape Plan [:19]
5. Hidden Cargo [:19]
6. Search For a Slave [:02]
7. "I Never Seen You" [:02]
8. Nothing Left [:06]
9. She'll Stay [:01]
10. Caught and Punished [3:56]
11. Can't Run No More [2:00]
12. Fightin' Man [:02]
13. Genelva Visits [:30]
14. New Job [:30]
15. A Horse Is a Horse [:02]
16. Liaison In the Woods [:02]
17. Foolish Talk [:03]
18. Gifts Of Love [:01]
19. No Longer Apart [:24]
20. Wedding Day Blues [5:42]
21. Sound Of the Drum [2:27]
22. Bell's Secret [2:20]
23. A Gain and a Loss [:02]
24. To the Night Sky [:13]
25. Freedom Call [:13]
26. Kizzy's Story [:02]
27. End Credits [:02]
Disc #2, Side B -- Roots, Episode 4
1. Credits [2:10]
2. Covenants [:02]
3. The Fuss Over Missy Anne [:09]
4. Dearest Friend [:09]
5. Confidences [:02]
6. Cruel Joke [:02]
7. Tom Moore [:05]
8. The Fate Of Slaves [:01]
9. Missy Anne's Plan [:30]
10. Terror Of the Whip [:02]
11. Sold [:07]
12. What's Deserved [:07]
13. The Moore Plantation [:02]
14. Chasing Chicken [:02]
15. Ladies Men [:36]
16. Kizzy and Sam [:01]
17. "I Lose Everybody" [:14]
18. Standing Up For Kizzy [:02]
19. Another Visit [:08]
20. Daughter's Promise [:08]
21. Trouble After Dark [:02]
22. "You Could Have Cared!" [:02]
23. Cock Of the Walk [1:00]
24. New Hope [:01]
25. End Credits [:15]
Disc #3, Side A -- Roots, Episode 5
1. Credits [3:36]
2. Freedom's Price [3:03]
3. No Cracker [4:07]
4. Who Is This Nat Turner? [3:26]
5. Fine Friendship [1:33]
6. Cost Estimate [:02]
7. The Squire's Proposition [1:43]
8. Father and Son [1:43]
9. Striking a Bargain [:02]
10. "At Least You Free" [:02]
11. Bound For England [:34]
12. Never Forget [:01]
13. No Recollection [:54]
14. Family Reunion [4:00]
15. The Brents [2:46]
16. Married To a Free Man [6:34]
17. Never Give Up [4:21]
18. The Story Continues [:52]
19. Thief In the Night [:02]
20. Ol' George [1:55]
21. Overseer Training [1:55]
22. Bad News From the Front [:02]
23. Sad News At Home [:02]
24. Jemmy Reappears [:04]
25. To the Death [:01]
26. Evan's Promise [:24]
27. End Credits [3:05]
Disc #3, Side B -- Roots, Episode 6
1. Credits; War Over [5:19]
2. Freedom Celebration [3:32]
3. Changing Ways [2:20]
4. Staying Put [4:32]
5. Pluses and Minuses [3:59]
6. Not for Nothing [2:45]
7. Night Riders [3:38]
8. Where the Shoe Fits [2:39]
9. New Owner [5:48]
10. Tom Takes a Stand [3:35]
11. Scared but Proud [3:14]
12. Seeing the Sheriff [2:30]
13. Indebted [5:07]
14. Officer Of the Law [3:04]
15. Whiplash [6:19]
16. Not Black and White [4:07]
17. One Night For Ourselves [:24]
18. Military Operation [:02]
19. Justin's Suspicious [:46]
20. Surprise Visit [:46]
21. Surprised Visitors [:02]
22. The Other Side Of the Lash [:02]
23. Moving Out [:09]
24. New Home, Old Story [:01]
25. Free At Last [2:44]
26. Alex Haley Coda [3:47]
27. End Credits [:02]