Roots [3 Discs] [DVD] [2016]

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  • Release Date: 08/23/2016
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (65 out of 68)

Special Features


  • Roots: a History Revealed documentary

Synopsis


Roots
This release contains the 2016 miniseries Roots, a dramatization of Alex Haley's classic saga following his ancestors from Africa into slavery and then to their freedom in the post-Civil War South. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews

96%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Roots

    Posted
    XMAN
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    It's a whole different look at the Roots miniseries based on Alex Haley's novel. The story of Kunta Kinte is retold in this up to date version. There are some different things in the story lines in this Roots that was not in the first Roots; however the main plots lines are still there. The fight for freedom is still the same, both Roots are good. You will love this new take on the miniseries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    Posted
    zbrett
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    Superb remake and retelling of a historical classic. Must see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must see

    Posted
    msgee
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    Nothing can touch the original groundbreaking miniseries but this comes close. It was hard not to compare this version to its predecessor but if you can look at this one on its own merits its actually quite good and has some really good actors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very moving

    Posted
    Dave
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    Makes you realize the struggle to achieve freedom from oppression

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    History Unfolded

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    stlouis3806
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    It was a little more modern than the way it was originally formatted. Teaching my son about the past to better his understanding about people and their way of thinking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    History from movies good to see.

    Posted
    gabby
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    Had seen movie when i was young.Reliving a classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Bea26
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    I've seen the old version way back when I was in middle school and now about 14 years later this is still a great one too. I will have my son watch this when he is old enough to understand as well

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great historical information

    Posted
    pattib
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    The backstory of persons whose skin color differs from our own is important in understanding current day events. This story is helpful in that endeavor.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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