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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, English, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
  • Run Time: 1500 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005DVINTG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,049 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Roots The Complete Collection (DVD) (Repackage)

Customer Reviews

You will enjoy every minute!
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Now only if we can get our Native Americans the same kind of dramatization since it was both white and black that decimated them!
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As a history teacher, the lessons learned and the historical accuracy are great.
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248 of 257 people found the following review helpful By RW on October 16, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
"Roots - The Complete Collection" (10 disc DVD set) contains the mini-series "Roots" from 1977 ("30th Anniversary Edition" version on three 2-sided discs), the mini-series "Roots: The Next Generations" from 1979 (on four discs, three of which are 2-sided), the television movie "Roots: The Gift" (on a single-sided disc), and "Roots: The Legacy", a collection of old and new archival material/documentaries spread across two single-sided discs. The content is excellent, and there are plenty of other reviews on this site which go into depth regarding the material.

However, my one star rating for this "item" is based primarily on two things. First, this item constitutes a shameful forced double-dip manipulation on the part of the DVD producer with respect to customers who previously purchased either the "Roots" 25th Anniversary DVD set released January 2002, or the "Roots" 30th Anniversary DVD set released May 2007 (five months before this "Complete Collection"), and who now must in effect repurchase "Roots" for roughly $40 in order to purchase "Roots: The Gift" on DVD, which is in release only as part of this set, which doesn't include any DVD extras, and which easily could have been released as a stand-alone item for $10-$15. Second, the packaging is horrendous. Instead of packaging this set in a manner which would make shelf storage convenient and which would protect the discs from damage (think of the typical DVD "collection" box set - e.g. "The Matrix Collection", or any TV series season set), the collection comes in a huge "cigar box"-style case, with the DVDs wedged into tight "slots" in one of three long, flat cardboard folders in the box, much as if the DVDs were coins in a coin collection folder. Getting the DVDs in and out of these slots without scuffing them is difficult at best.
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 13, 2007
Format: DVD
Like the other reviews, I found the packaging on this set to be horrible. I bought mine at [...], and the first one I bought had 3 cds that were very badly scratched. The second one seems to have a few scratches that don't look *too* bad - I'm hoping they're playable.

Double sided dvds - great way to cheap out on manufacturing guys! Next time though, don't put them in cardboard sleeves, that when closed, cause the (double sided, remember) dvds to rub up against one another. Even if the disks manage to stay in place (HA!) they'll rub against each other and scratch that way.

Looking closely at the disks themselves, they don't look very well made to begin with. The "silver" at the edges of the disks is very ragged, and the edges of the disks themselves aren't smooth.

I've polished them up, and got them in protective sleeves now - here's hoping they actually play!
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 29, 2007
Format: DVD
This is a great story. I have watched it many times. It is great. I was glad to get all of these disks at one time. I was elated to get Roots and Roots 2 at the same time. We can't forget about what happened during those perilous times in our history. (And no, I am not related to the author nor have any connection with him. But if he ever wanted to give me his autograph, I would never turn it down.).

Like other reviews, my score is not because of the story. I am not giving it a very high review because of the packaging. I couldn't believe when I opened the box, there were 7 DVDs just rubbing against each other and the DVDs almost looked used because of it. I could deal with about anything but that. The only, so called, protection to the discs, is the cardboard sleeves that don't hold the discs during transport.

The other problem I had is that I couldn't get the captions to stay off on the original series. That was quite annoying.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By D. O'Brien on January 21, 2009
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I saw Roots when I was a young girl. My mother made us watch the mini-series on television. Ever since she's always said she wanted to own a copy for herself and I bought it for her for Christmas. The price was pretty good since you're getting the mini-series, the show, and extra DVD commentary and stuff. My only problem is that I'm not a big fan of double sided DVDs and the actual Roots mini-series are all on double sided discs.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By P. Debouzy on August 28, 2010
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It's the complete DVD collection of ROOTS.
It's an excellent story overall although the last 3-4 episodes of next generation are of less story and acting quality.

But that's not the problem here, it's the seller: Do not buy at least DVDs from GOLD TRADER USA.

I contacted them twice, they never anser and most than half of the DVDs are scratched to a point that they are not even viewable ! and yes I bought the collection box NEW !!!

Again do yourself the favor: DO NOT BUY from GOLD TRADER USA.

your friend.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By LOST TREKER on October 30, 2007
Format: DVD
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH LOOSE AND DAMAGED DISCS. THE ROOTS SAGA IS A WONDERFUL STORY, BUT TIME WARNER'S LOUSY CHOICE OF PACKAGING RUINED WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT SET!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Quan on November 2, 2009
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The truth can be hurtful and not all people are bad .Alex Haley had done the world a great deed in his research which was shared among mankind in various medium.
This DVD set is a must see item for everyone.The world will be a better place if we learn from the mistakes made in the past and build on it to make a better future. Yes Family is important it is our Root.
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