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Roots - The Complete Series DVD - 9 Discs - £8.94 delivered @ Asda (with 10% off code)

30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, passing on his tale across generations until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. Through the lineage of one family, Haley and his Pulitzer Prize - winning Roots told a story for all America and the world. Seen by 130 million viewers during its premiere telecast and the winner of dozens of awards, the David L. Wolper production remains an engrossing entertainment 30 years later. Embark on an unforgettable DVD journey.

THE NEXT GENERATIONS
Could there be a worthy follow-upto the most-watched miniseries ever? "We felt the other did so well," Alex Haley said, " that we should just let it hang there." But Alex began carrying around a tape recorder, dictating more of his family's tales as they came to his memory. Those remembrances filled 1,000-page transcript: raw material got Roots: The Next Generations.

Winner of the Emmy for Best Limited Series, this landmark continuation of a landmark event - with 53 stars and 235 speaking parts - "is in many respects a superior achievement," Newsweek said in comparing this to Roots. Even now, it has lost none of its dramatic and emotional power to make us confront history and examine ourselves. One man's family remains everyone's!

Includes ROOTS: THE GIFT.
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#1
I purchased this last month from the Hut when it was a similar price. I remember the series from the 70's so I purchased it to re-live the Roots experience again. Now in my late 40's my wife and two children aged 8 and 15 are enjoing each episode. Even today Roots is still compelling and powerful viewing and my kids have learnt a lot more about slavery and the history of black afro americans, to think that they are hardly taught this at school today is amazing to me! Compulsive viewing and not to be missed if you've never seen it before. The bonus discs and documentaries add more insight into the history and making of Roots.
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It's a shame that for the most part Alex Haley's book was later exposed as largely fictional.

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