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Roots 3DVD 1977 Gyökerek / Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses / Starring: John Amos, Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr. / American TV miniseries

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Roots 3xDVD 1977 Gyökerek / Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses / Starring: John Amos, Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr. / American TV miniseries

UPC 5999048922779

MADE IN HUNGARY

REGION 2 PAL DVD

Audio: English 2.0, Hungarian mono

Subtitles: English

Runtime: 564 minutes (3 discs)

 

English Summary:

Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The series first aired on ABC in January 1977. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television history. It was produced on a budget of $6.6 million.

A sequel, Roots: The Next Generations, first aired in 1979, and a second sequel, Roots: The Gift, a Christmas TV movie, starring Burton and Louis Gossett Jr., first aired in 1988. A related film, Alex Haley's Queen, is based on the life of Queen Jackson Haley, who was Alex Haley's paternal grandmother.

In The Gambia, West Africa, in 1750, Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro Kinte (Thalmus Rasulala), a Mandinka warrior, and his wife, Binta (Cicely Tyson). He was raised in a Muslim family. When Kunta (LeVar Burton) reaches the age of 15, he and other adolescent boys undertake a semi-secretive tribal rite of passage, under the kintango (Moses Gunn), which includes wrestling, circumcision, philosophy, war-craft and hunting skills; while tasked to catch a bird unharmed, Kunta crosses paths with Gardener's small party of European slave hunters and their captives. Shortly after his ceremonial return, while fetching wood outside his village to make a drum for his younger brother, Kunta is captured by Gardener and four black collaborators. He is then sold to a slave trader and placed aboard the slave ship Lord Ligonier under the command of Capt. Thomas Davies (Edward Asner) for a three-month journey to Colonial America. During the voyage, an insurrection among the human cargo fails to take over the ship, but results in the death of Mr. Slater (Ralph Waite), several crew members, and several Africans including the Mandinka wrestler.

 

Hungarian Summary:

1767-ben a nyugat-afrikai Gambia egy Dzsuffure nevű falucskájából fehér rabszolgavadászok elrabolnak egy Kunta Kinte nevű tizenhét éves mandinka törzsbéli fiatalembert. A többi fogollyal együtt felterelik egy hajóra, ami elindul velük Amerikába, ahol eladják őket egy árverésen. A rabszolgasoron Kunta képtelen elfogadni az új életét, többször is megszökik, végül lassan beletörődik a sorsába. Ennek ellenére nem felejti el szülőhazáját, keserű sorsát, és arra törekszik, hogy ezt a többi rabszolga se tegye.

 

Cast / Szereplők:

  • LeVar Burton – young Kunta Kinte (2)
  • Olivia Cole – Matilda (3)
  • Louis Gossett Jr. – Fiddler (3)
  • Ben Vereen – Chicken George Moore (3)
  • Vic Morrow – Ames (2)
  • John Amos – Older Kunta Kinte (3)
  • Ji-Tu Cumbuka – Wrestler (2)
  • Edward Asner – Capt. Davies (2)
  • Lynda Day George – Mrs. Reynolds (3)
  • Robert Reed – Dr. William Reynolds (4)
  • Madge Sinclair – Bell Reynolds (3)
  • Chuck Connors – Tom Moore (2)
  • Sandy Duncan – Missy Anne Reynolds (2)
  • Leslie Uggams – Kizzy Reynolds (2)
  • Carolyn Jones – Mrs. Moore (2)
  • Lloyd Bridges – Evan Brent (2)
  • Georg Stanford Brown – Tom Harvey (2)
  • Brad Davis – Ol' George Johnson (2)
  • Lane Binkley – Martha Johnson (2)
  • Hilly Hicks – Lewis (2)
  • Lynne Moody – Irene Harvey (2)
  • Austin Stoker – Virgil (2)
  • Ralph Waite – Third mate Slater (2)
  • Cicely Tyson – Binta (1)
  • Thalmus Rasulala – Omoro (1)
  • Moses Gunn – Kintango (1)

 

Genre Historical drama
Based on Roots: The Saga of an American Family
by Alex Haley
Written by Alex Haley
Screenplay by Alex Haley
James Lee
Directed by
  • Marvin J. Chomsky
  • John Erman
  • David Greene
  • Gilbert Moses
Starring
  • John Amos
  • Ben Vereen
  • LeVar Burton
  • Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Leslie Uggams
  • Georg Stanford Brown
Theme music composer Gerald Fried
Quincy Jones (episode 1)
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of episodes 8 (re-edited to 6 for video)
Production
Executive producer David L. Wolper
Producer Stan Margulies
Cinematography Stevan Larner, ASC
Running time 45/90 minutes per episode
Production company Wolper Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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