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Roots [3 Discs] [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 5496255
  • Release Date: 08/23/2016
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (66 out of 69)

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A stunning, moving update

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      bllackeagle
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      This mini-series is unbelievable. The acting, especially two of the main actors who are starring in their first film, is top notch, full of visceral, raw emotion. The story plays out seamlessly and is both heartbreaking and beautiful. It is hard to watch but so important for us to remember. The bonds of family, the importance of culture and heritage, the resilience of the human spirit, this movie has it all. I wish it were required viewing for all college students, I wept several times during the film and was on the edge of my seat, captivated, throughout all four parts. Please watch, you will not be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's Roots

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      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Roots for a new generation

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      msgee
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      I saw the original miniseries years ago so it was hard not to compare this version to the original. I must say that nothing can compare to the impact of the original as it was groundbreaking at that time. This version however, stands on its own merits and I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was well cast.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Historical Movie that moves you...

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      MGoodn1ght
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      This movie is based on real life events and is a highly sensitive topic of slavery and full of racist behavior and shows how slavery was without going too extreme into it and without sugar coating the topics. It may be a trigger for some due to the violent scenarios.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent series that everyone in USA should see

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      MommaofTrps
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      This is a must see series chronologing the experience of Africans brought to the US as slaves. It was terrifying and troubling but it was truthful and knowing history and learning from past mistakes is the only way to avoid repeating it. Everyone should see this!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must see

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      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must See

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      Doll2U
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      This depiction on an already great series had me nervous, as many remakes are horrible. I must say that I was extremely shocked. If you can't look at "old" movies, then you'll want to purchase this as they really captured the essence of the predecessor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A wonderful new vision of Roots!

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      Mochaisis
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      This updated Roots is absolutely wonderful. None of the changes to this version took anything away from the original broadcast version, but added rich quality and important background information to the story, to the production's benefit. Loved it!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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