Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

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Includes a bonus track,"Ghan-Buri-Ghan" by the RiffTones!

One of the hardest things to do with a popular series is to give it the conclusion it deserves. Some of the greatest entertainment phenomenons of our time, be it The Sopranos, Lost or Hi Honey, I'm Home! have failed to give fans the closure that they, as uninvolved spectators watching at home for free, feel they are entitled to.  The Lord of The Rings series, on the other hand has mastered the art of delivering a satisfying conclusion. And The Return of The King does it so well, in fact, that it decides to end seven or eight times.

The final chapter of one of the most beloved trilogies of all time finds our characters picking up where they left off.  Frodo and Sam continue onwards towards Mt. Doom, despite Frodo increasingly appearing to Sam as a walking roast turkey.  Aragorn faces down one of lifes toughest questions: whether to embrace his true destiny, or to combine three flavors of Combos into one bag and lay on the couch with his shirt off eating them. Gimli and Legolas have started an organic dog biscuit bakery in Vermont.  And Mushmouth is futilely trying to convince the gang to make him the Buck Buck breaker instead of Fat Albert.

All the while, the fearsome Eye of Sauron is observing their movements in a style that can best be described as "pretty funny when you really think about it."
 
There's also drunken table dancing, Elven poetry and a spider proboscis that you would best be served to never think about if you're ever considering venturing into the outdoors again.

The journey through Cirith Ungol is never an easy one, so it's best to join up with Mike, Kevin and Bill, who have their very own Light of Earendil*, tin of pipeweed**, and satchel of Lembas Bread***

 

*Can of Raid

**Big League Chew

***Bag of combos with three different flavors of Combos combined in it

Commentary Track file formats

NTSC (91.19 MB)
PAL (131.51 MB)
mp3 (NTSC) (133.76 MB)
mp3 (PAL) (128.65 MB)
Ghan-Buri-Ghan by the RiffTones! (4.84 MB)
RiffPlayer .sync (65 bytes)

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Release Date

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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