Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Return of the King, Uh-huh.

So, found out tonight that the best Tolkien filksong ever, Tom Smith's "The Return of the King, Uh-Huh",  is available on you-tube. If you ever wondered how Elvis might have covered Tolkien's story, wonder no more.

A word to the wise: Do yourself a favor and listen, don't watch.

If you do watch, marvel at the stunningly inept animation from Bakshi and Rankin-Bass, merged together into a train wreck of a film short that's actually worse than either one seperately. So stunningly bad it's almost good, in a twisted kind of way.


--John R.

1 comment:

Ronald Kyrmse said...

I did watch, and it was... well... an experience. No more said. Except, of course, for the remarkable 300-horsepower horse.