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Roots: The Next Generation - Volume 2 [VHS]

Dorian Harewood , Debbi Morgan    Parental Guidance   VHS Tape
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Dorian Harewood, Debbi Morgan, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw, Marc Singer
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner
  • VHS Release Date: 3 Mar 1997
  • Run Time: 283 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004COPO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 228,844 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The second volume which traces the next generation of Kunta Kinte's family, and examines the changing face of racism and eventual emancipation of the black slave. It follows the life of Alex Haley up to 1970s America, and then goes full-circle to go back to the birthplace of Kunte Kinte.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WONDERFUL SERIES 9 Oct 2007
Format:DVD
This I found was a lot better than the first { and that was fanatastic}.
Following his family roots to modern day was a journey I really enjoyed and can not wait to see again.
Lets hope they release the Christmas special very soon.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It should be 5 stars but... 7 Nov 2007
By Agent47
Format:DVD
At first when I unwrapped this boxset I was shocked to find that "The Next Generations" set had the wrong inner artwork on it. But I eventually got passed that error. "The Next Generations" is as good as the Original series but is not as gripping. Gone are the images of slavery and blatant racism which are replaced more uplifting tones in the story such as family and education for the decendants of Kunte Kinte. This series is more positive than the original which is a good thing. I just wish more effort could have gone into the '30th Anniversary' and 'The Next Generations'. The only extra in this set is a 5 minute documentary and commentary (I think). So much more effort always goes in to the more mainstream fims/series. This set seems slighty rushed but overall it is as best as we're going to get for the moment.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Present Day 5 Feb 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I watched this movie in sequence with the other Roots episodes and was very shocked when gradually I could see the story of slavery unfold before my eyes until the present day in this part of the series. Excellent quality, well written.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This TV mini-series has become a classic in some twenty or thirty years and it deserves to be, both in its first part and in its second part. Yet the quality of the filming and editing has aged and the film is not served by the fact it was done for television that tends to show too many close-ups and to avoid vast rapid movements and wide landscapes. But it has become a classic by the theme it deals with.
The second part takes us to the 1960s and is telling the history of the USA after the Civil War as much at least as the history of this family. So we see the reconstruction period, and then the emergence of the Ku Klux Klan, the imposition of segregation, the First World War, the New Deal and the Second World War, and then the post war period. In this second series that ends with the real author as the main character, Haley himself, I am amazed by the fact that it is more contemplative of the injustice coming up than really fighting against it. The only positive point is education. But if there is some kind of resistance it is always that of one person and not of the community. If in the 1930s, the subsidies voted by Congress to small farmers to help them survive the crisis and get even, blacks included, are systematically, for the blacks at least, hijacked by the land-owners to their own profit and if one black farmer manages to get his check it is the result of the private initiative of one man and the black farmer ends up in prison, wounded and under a prosecution that will keep him in prison for a while and his mules have been repossessed by the landowner and the little farmer has been totally pauperized and expelled from the county if not the state.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roots the Conclusion 9 May 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I already puchased the original series which was in my view excellent. This concluding series is superb
it does an excellent job of continuing the history lesson of this family and the ending is no less than brilliant.
If you have seen the original series then this is a must for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not to be missed 9 April 2009
Format:DVD
This DVD is a MUST if you have watched the original ROOTS DVD from the beginning
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roots purchase 24 Mar 2009
Format:DVD
My recent purchase of Roots was as detailed and the quality and delivery were excellent.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange error in my box... 3 Nov 2007
Format:DVD
The covers on the inner casings are from "Roots - 30th anniversary edition". Gave me a little shock, when I first got them out. But they contained the right DVDs, so don't be afraid if it happens to you - and it doesn't bother me.
But if you're looking for a "perfect" presentation you might want to get information wether that is a general error and -in this case- wait for a correction.
First look on the DVD: great picture-quality, can't wait to watch all of it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good and interesting watching...........
Wonderful DVD. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone who had seen the first series.
Published 1 month ago by Evelynkay
1.0 out of 5 stars very good dvd. and very good qick delivery
very good dvd.and very good qick delivery.
Published 1 month ago by maureen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series
I saw this many years ago and enjoyed it - it has not lost any of its appeal. Very Good.
Published 7 months ago by Hazel C
4.0 out of 5 stars I rated the dvd 4 stars because ireally like it.
I didn't dislike it,i found it very gripping. I have recommended it to lots of people and I also got roots next generation that also is very good.
Published 9 months ago by jill
5.0 out of 5 stars Roots 2.
Bought both the series of roots for my Wife as a Christmas present. They were very well priced but she hasn't had the opportunity to sit & watch them yet. (had them 7 months lol). Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. B. Humphries
5.0 out of 5 stars roots the next generation
the dvds are exerlent quality. enyone who liked alex haleys roots will love this. the dvds were delivered within the allotted time
and i enjoyed them very much
Published 16 months ago by eileenbriggs
5.0 out of 5 stars great price
found this too be an excellent product, very good price, dispatched quickly. I am a satisfied customer and will use this company again
Published 19 months ago by mhb
5.0 out of 5 stars bought as sequel
every family should own both series one and series two:not exactly easy watching but provides a valuable alternative history lesson
Published 19 months ago by Susie Q
5.0 out of 5 stars Roots Series 2
An excellent DVD, really well acted and a very illuminating history of slavery and its aftermath in the USA. I would recommend it.
Published on 17 Jun 2012 by VWilson
5.0 out of 5 stars memorable film
For anyone with a sense of family history, they will love this film. Well worth watching.I watched it when it was on T.V. years ago and it moved me then and still does.
Published on 21 Feb 2012 by Mra Barbara Barker
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