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Old 02-05-07, 04:42 PM
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Roots (4 Disc Collector's Edition instead of 7 Disc) 30th Anniversary Edition 5/22

Warner Bros. has announced a new release for Roots. This release marks the 30th Anniversary of the mini-series watched by over 80 million people when it originally aired. The 7 4 disc set will be released May 22 and has new bonus material. Suggested retail price is $59.98

9 hours 33 minutes
Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Available Audio Tracks: English (DD 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (DD 2.0 Stereo)
"Remembering Roots" featurette
Video highlights with cast relaying stories about filming particular scenes
Audio commentary from key cast members
New bonus disc:
"Crossing Over: How Roots Captivated a Nation" (2007)
Documentary "Roots: One Year Later" (1978)
Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors, Roots followed several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga began with Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton), a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family's saga is depicted up until the Civil War where Kunte Kinte's grandson gained emancipation. Roots made its greatest impression on the ratings and widespread popularity it garnered. On average, 130 million - almost half the country at the time - saw all or part of the series.
Starring: Ben Vereen, Brad Davis, Cicely Tyson, Ed Asner, Georg Brown, John Stamos, Le Var Burton, Leslie Uggams, Lloyd Bridges, Louis Gossett, Jr., Lynne Moody, Madge Sinclair, Maya Angelou, Robert Reed, Sandy Duncan, Alex Haley, David L. Wolper, Quincy Jones, and Stan Margulies
Hidden bonus:
Spoiler:
Commentary By Don Imus

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Old 02-05-07, 05:05 PM
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Good to hear. The prices were getting ridiculously high on the secondary market.
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agreed...out of hand everywhere these days
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I never got around to picking this up, so thanks for the very welcome news!
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Old 02-06-07, 08:01 AM
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I haven't seen ROOTS yet, so this is good news. I'll be picking it up.
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Old 02-06-07, 03:37 PM
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This is the second go around for Roots. I bought it the first time around.

Anyone hear anything about Roots: The Next Generations? I would sure like to get that one.
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Good news. I didn't realize that it was oop and expensive now.

I remember watching this on TV and look forward to seeing it again.
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A MUST HAVE for my collection. I've been kickin' myself in the ass for not getting the 25th before it went OOP, and as others have stated, the going rate on fleabay, etc is way outta control.
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Just got word from TVshowsonDVD that Roots:The Next Generation will be released on DVD this fall along with a combo of the two Roots mini-series.

We've added a news item for "Roots: The Next Generations (mini-series)" to the site. Here it is:

IMDB Trailer Shows Upcoming Next Generations Release - 5:25 AM 4/24/2007 "Roots: The Next Generations" is coming to DVD later this year. Read the story in the TVShowsOnDVD News!
URL: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=7214
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Will it have the legendary blooper reel?
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Glad to see that both Roots and Roots: The Next Generations are being released.

I take it the new edition uses DVD-18s like the old one did?

Best Buy and Target both have an exclusive bonus disc. Anyone know what's on them?
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett
Will it have the legendary blooper reel?
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I have the original set, but also curious as to what will be on exclusive discs from both Target and Best Buy and the quality of the content on the new bonus disc included with the set.

I can always give my current set to a family member (they love to see me coming w/ any package - they assume free DVDs are enclosed ) and pick this one up, but will hold out until I see some reviews.
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anyone have any idea if these will be on either blu-ray or hd-dvd? this is exactly the kind of release that deserves a high def release. perfect way to ditch the double sided discs
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett
Will it have the legendary blooper reel?
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BB is claiming an "exclusive bonus disc". Any clue about the content?
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Originally Posted by bboisvert
BB is claiming an "exclusive bonus disc". Any clue about the content?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....&ref=10&loc=01
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Originally Posted by gangrel76547
Hell, I'm tempted to buy it elsewhere just to AVOID that bonus disc...
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Oh dear Lord, you're kidding me...
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Originally Posted by bboisvert
Oh dear Lord, you're kidding me...
yes, that is rather lame if you ask me.
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Yeah, because when i hear of Roots and slavery, I think of cooking.
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Looks like the target bonus disc is the way to go, As far as a roots related bonus. Weird thing is, That Garvin cook is rather entertaining from the shows I've watched on TV one.
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Originally Posted by shacmasta
Looks like the target bonus disc is the way to go, As far as a roots related bonus.
And that would be... ???
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And that would be... ???
Alton Brown's chocolate chip cookie episode of Good Eats and Iron Chef: Shark Fin Battle.
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