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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOX SET WITH A HIDDEN SURPRISE!, 17 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: The Complete Roots Collection: Original Series (30th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
ROOTS 30th ANNIVERSARY BOX SET
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"ROOTS 30th ANNIVERSARY BOX SET": I find it hard to believe that 30 years has passed since is saw the tv series & due to me staying with my Step-Mum at the time, i was never allowed to miss an episode & i dare not speak while it was on or she would roar at me like a lion saying 'be quiet' (well, that was me told) I was pleased & surprised to see it on "Amazon" & cheaper than anywhere else, this is what i call "a must have item". I was in my late teens/early 20's when i first saw it. Roots made me aware of slavery & how people were bought & sold which really shocked me, i know it started over one or two centuries but it opened my eyes as to what went on, they never mentioned much about it at School. All i can remember is the terrible sale of Africans in to the life of slavery. and through the magic of tv i saw the entire miniseries, i am now 56yrs old & live alone. Explanation: I am disabled, housebound & have to take medication daily which in turn causes short term memory loss(no! i ain't looking for sympathy, far from it) i wanted you to know i am disabled because it makes sense when i say, 'i know that i am going to enjoy watching the "Roots 30th Anniversary box set' what with my bad memory & 30yrs on i've probally forgotten a lot about Roots & i'm really looking forward to watching it again & there's more! Included in the box set is Roots - The next Generation(new to dvd) the 12 hour miniseries continues the saga from the post-Civil war era to Alex Haley's ancestral discovery, & for the icing on the cake you get "Roots: The Gift (new to dvd) 'The Heartwarming Holiday Movie' & here i was just expecting to get "The Roots 30th Anniversary Box Set" but boy was i wrong!, but i was blown away & pleasantly surprised to receive two box sets & a movie. You get all this for £8.79 plus Amazon delivers this Colletion free of charge. I would recommend this box set to anyone & am not sure if this box set is on offer or not as there is up to 70% of dvd'a just now, so for the sake of £8.79 you would be buying a gripping & powerful drama series, well acted plus you get two miniseries & a film too. Nice one Amazon *****
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Initial post: 20 Feb 2011 10:09:18 GMT
Ms O. Stacey says:
Thank you so much for your explanation,I wanted to get Roots the next generation for my daughters birthday, but as this contains the entire series I am sure she will be thrilled.
Olivia
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