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The Resource Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writers, William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directors, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses

Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writers, William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directors, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses

Label
Roots
Title
Roots
Statement of responsibility
David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writers, William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directors, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Film distributor
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • dan
  • fin
  • nor
  • swe
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • ita
  • spa
  • fre
  • ita
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors, that followed several generations in the lives of a slave family
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots ; editors, James T. Heckert, Peter Kirby, Neil Travis ; music, Gerald Fried, Quincy Jones ; executive producer, David L. Wolper
Date time place
Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 1977
Dewey number
791.45/75
Language note
English, Spanish, French or Italian dialogue; Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing. (Some language choices not listed on container.)
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.R668 2016
PerformerNote
LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus Rasulala, Edward Asner, Ralph Waite, Lorne Greene, Vic Morrow, Chuck Connors, John Schuck, Leslie Uggams, Robert Reed, Lou Gossett, Madge Sinclair, Olivia Cole
Runtime
587
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writers, William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directors, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • Fullscreen
  • Special features: The American story continues; the cast looks back; Crossing over; Connecting with the past; The struggle to make roots; Levar Burton: Original screen test; Alex Haley interview by David Frost; Roots, one year later
Accompanying material
1 book (32 p.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Episodes 1-3 -- Disc 2. Episodes 4-6 -- Disc 3. Episodes 7-8
Control code
ocn947734143
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
40th anniversary edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (587 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929525096
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1000586942
  • 3000067384
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o947734143
  • (OCoLC)947734143
System details
Blu-ray, fullscreen presentation; requires Blu-ray player; 1080i High Definition; Dolby Digital 2.0 (English, Francais, Espanol); DTS-HD Master Audio. (Aspect ratio incorrectly identified as 1.78:1 widescreen on packaging.)
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Roots, David L. Wolper Productions ; Warner Bros. Television ; producer, Stan Margulies ; writers, William Blinn, M. Charles Cohen, Ernest Kinoy, James Lee ; directors, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • Fullscreen
  • Special features: The American story continues; the cast looks back; Crossing over; Connecting with the past; The struggle to make roots; Levar Burton: Original screen test; Alex Haley interview by David Frost; Roots, one year later
Accompanying material
1 book (32 p.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Episodes 1-3 -- Disc 2. Episodes 4-6 -- Disc 3. Episodes 7-8
Control code
ocn947734143
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
40th anniversary edition.
Extent
3 videodiscs (587 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929525096
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 1000586942
  • 3000067384
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o947734143
  • (OCoLC)947734143
System details
Blu-ray, fullscreen presentation; requires Blu-ray player; 1080i High Definition; Dolby Digital 2.0 (English, Francais, Espanol); DTS-HD Master Audio. (Aspect ratio incorrectly identified as 1.78:1 widescreen on packaging.)
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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