The Return of the King (1980) (part 4 of 8)

Onto the siege, as rocks are hurtled at walls, explosions go off, and folks run screaming. And if this sounds in any way, shape or form exciting, you must be watching the 2003 version.

We segue to inside the main building in the city, as Lord Denethor (voiced by William Conrad) has apparently gone hopelessly insane and has ordered his own execution. Now, in the Jackson films and in the book, he had a bit more to do, as we had met his two sons, along with all the baggage that little plot point brought along.

The Return of the King (1980) (part 4 of 8)

Here though, he’s just some crazy old guy who looks like the Emperor from Return of the Jedi if he had Botox injections.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: The Return of the King (1980)

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