Thanks to David Lambert and the guys over at tvshowsondvd.com for this info....Roots: The Next Generations is being prepped for dvd release, most likely for its 25th Anniversary in 2004. If you haven't seen this mini-series, it is a must have! While not the phenomenon that the first series was, Roots:TNG is still one of the most watched mini-series of all time, and received the Emmy Award as Outstanding Mini-Series for 1978-79. I think it is as good, or even better than the first. An all-star cast, including James Earl Jones, Olivia DeHavilland, Henry Fonda, and Marlon Brando give outstanding performances. Because of the success of the first series, the budget was bigger, and it shows. The film takes the viewer from Henning, Tennessee, to Memphis, Chicago, New York, overseas for World War II, Washington, D.C. and finally to Africa. And the conclusion of the series is the most powerful ending of any film, theatrical or television. You will laugh, and most undoubtedly cry several times throughout. A must own!!!!!!!