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Roots - The Complete Series DVD - £10.85 @ Zavvi & The Hut
Roots - The Complete Series DVD - £10.85 @ Zavvi & The Hut

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Roots - The Complete Series DVD

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.

7 Comments

Kunte Kinte. Axe, foot or balls?

It is a shame that Alex Haley tried to pass this off as the story of his family when he could have just done it as a novel and not had to lie.

It is also a shame that Harolde Courlander never got the recognition for the real story, and that Alex Haley had to make a public apology to him and pay him $650,000 for plagarism.

I did enjoy the programme the first time round but the out and out lies Haley told spoil it for me now - same as Robbie Williams and "Angels" - really big of them to rip people off. :x

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It is a shame that Alex Haley tried to pass this off as the story of his … It is a shame that Alex Haley tried to pass this off as the story of his family when he could have just done it as a novel and not had to lie.It is also a shame that Harolde Courlander never got the recognition for the real story, and that Alex Haley had to make a public apology to him and pay him $650,000 for plagarism.I did enjoy the programme the first time round but the out and out lies Haley told spoil it for me now - same as Robbie Williams and "Angels" - really big of them to rip people off. :x


eh,what happened with robbie williams and "angels" then...............

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go on tell me ,tell me ,tell me!!!

i wanna know too

This is what I can remember.

Ray Heffernan, an irish songwriter, wrote Angels in hospital after his newborn child (daughter ?) died soon after being born. Some time later he played the song to Robbie Williams, Robbie sang it a few times with him and nothing more happened or was said. Some time later Robbie wWilliams released the song and said it was written by himself and Guy Chambers in 25 minutes.

It was only after Ray Heffernan produced a couple of recordings of the song, one of him on his own in it's original slow version and one of Robbie singing whilst Ray played the guitar or piano (I cannot remember which one) that Robbie Williams called in the bullies and forced Ray Heffernan to sign over the complete rights to the song for £7,500 with a clause allowing him a songwriting credit on the album. EMI told him to take the money and walk away unless he could afford a lengthy and costly litigation. They did not even honour the credit on the album and so Ray Heffernan never got credit for his song until later when the CD had a one liner put on it which was a dig at Ray Heffernan as opposed to a credit.

It must choke him everytime he hears it.

This is not the only time Robbie Williams has done this. He stole a song written by Rod Stewarts son and is currently in a legal battle over it and in the past he had to remove a track from an album and pay substantial damages to Ludlow Publishing for plagarism of lyrics of a Woody Guthrie song from the 60's! (Somewher in the region of £65,000)

Because of all this I will never buy another Robbie Williams song.

Little rascals !!! lol
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