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4.0 out of 5 stars Roots
I watched the complete Roots story right through last weekend and found it gripping, powerful and a vivid portrayal of the journey of one family through history from the mid 1770s to the present day. It starts with Kunte Kinte, a young man of the Mandinka tribe living in Gambia being captured by slave traders, transported in appaling conditions in the hold of a slave...
Published on 17 Aug. 2010 by David Rowland

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3.0 out of 5 stars Roots
This was good although I thought that there was a episode missing as cd number six was not what it said it was. Not to happy
Published on 27 Jan. 2013 by Sophie Hickmot


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5.0 out of 5 stars I had forgotten just how good it is, 4 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: The Complete Roots Collection: Original Series (30th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
I had not seen this series on tv for years. I had forgotten just how good it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great story, 30 Jan. 2015
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It was good to see this story again having watched it years ago on BBC. Great.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It won't disappoint, 21 Feb. 2013
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This is a great box set - revisiting this TV series will not disappoint. We did smile at how the costume and set designers of the time portrayed the life and living conditions of Kinte's village; everything looks so clean, bright and tidy! This does not spoil the story line at all.... you will just notice that this real story, if told today on TV, would perhaps be more 'real' in portraying how it truly was to live in the conditions of those terrible times.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not what it seemed, 17 July 2011
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The Complete Roots Collection: Original Series (30th Anniversary Edition) (4-Disc) / The Next Generations (4-Disc) / The Gift [DVD] ~ Maya Angelou, Ed Asner, Lloyd Bridges, and George Brown [DVD - 2010]

we did not realise that this was an edited edition when purchased.The double sided disc whilst reducing storage space not easy to read content on disc Cannot find episode 6
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant Series, 28 Feb. 2015
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I watched the orginal series and wanted it in my collection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 2 Mar. 2015
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Still not watched it yet. Impulse buy but seems genuine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Nov. 2014
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JUST AS GOOD AS I REMEMBERED,STILL A VERY GOOD SERIES..
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 15 Dec. 2014
This review is from: The Complete Roots Collection: Original Series (30th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
Sub standard and disc 3 unwatchable .Dissapointong buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roots Complete Collection, 7 July 2010
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Thoroughly enjoyed this TV series. I first saw Roots on TV in the early 70's but enjoyed watching it a second time. Don't remember seeing The Gift so this was something new. Loved the commentary by Alex Haley. Great acting. Can thoroughly recommend Roots as a "must-see".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 12 Oct. 2014
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A little dated now but enjoyable nevertheless
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