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Roots : 25th Anniversary Edition (3 Disc Box Set) - £6.97 delivered @ Amazon !
Roots : 25th Anniversary Edition (3 Disc Box Set) - £6.97 delivered @ Amazon !

Roots : 25th Anniversary Edition (3 Disc Box Set) - £6.97 delivered @ Amazon !

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Based on Alex Haley's bestseller, the 1977 TV mini-series Roots told the harrowing story of one man's ancestors, commencing with African warrior Kunta Kinte, captured, transported to America, stripped of his dignity, his rights, and even his name. He tries but fails to escape before accepting he can never return to Africa. He marries and bears a daughter, Kizzy, who is callously sold, then raped by her new "master". However, her son, Chicken George, a resourceful dab hand with gamecocks, lives long enough to see his own children attain a liberty of sorts following the Civil War. Roots is told in the same, accessible televisual language as The Waltons or Bonanza, yet it is never bland or evasive. It leaves no doubt as to the torment and abuse suffered by blacks, and although the series' conclusion is fictionally satisfying, for many of the black characters their only hope lies in generations yet unborn.

It is sturdy enough drama but its greatest, most revolutionary effects were social. It persuaded American audiences to regard their history from a black perspective, and to see how--against odds far more desperate than those the pilgrims faced--Africans laid claim to their status as free African-Americans. Roots was massively popular, triggering a craze for genealogy and paving the way for series like 1979's Holocaust, which similarly raised the public's awareness of the slaughter of the Jews under Hitler. Most importantly, Roots changed forever the way black people were depicted on American TV.

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Got this a few months ago and paid a lot more than this. Voted hot.

this is hot, but...

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this is hotter. It features the Original Series 30th Anniversary Edition / Roots The Gift TV Special / The Next Generation. 9 discs for just under £10.

nice find heat added

Sorry edi but although normally i find your deals excellent this is a poor deal for series 1 only when for less than £2 more you could get the whole collection
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Voted Sizzlin HOT...Bought for Folks last year at what I thought was a good price at £21.00..but this is FAB...! Never watched watched it myself though...is it good?!

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Voted Sizzlin HOT...Bought for Folks last year at what I thought was a … Voted Sizzlin HOT...Bought for Folks last year at what I thought was a good price at £21.00..but this is FAB...! Never watched watched it myself though...is it good?!



It really is very good, I watched it many many years ago as a 16 year old and it left a real impression on me

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this is hot, … this is hot, but...http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/435198/roots-25th-anniversary-edition-3-di/this is hotter. It features the Original Series 30th Anniversary Edition / Roots The Gift TV Special / The Next Generation. 9 discs for just under £10.



This link brings me back here :roll:

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This link brings me back here :roll:



yeah also the lovefilm dvd is £15+ not 2 pounds more ??

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This link brings me back here :roll:



I just get a blank page with this link.:?

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yeah also the lovefilm dvd is £15+ not 2 pounds more ??


the price at lovefilm went up today...it was £9.93 yesterday when this deal came out

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I ME**ED UP! I ME**SED UP!

Sorry, but you knew what I meant.
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