Directed by Peter Yates (Summer Holiday (1963), Robbery (1967) and Bullitt (1968)) and written by Stanford Sherman (TV's Batman, Any Which Way You Can (1980) and The Ice Pirates (1984)), this fantasy film allegedly cost $50 million at the time, but hardly any of it can be seen on screen, which makes you wonder where did it all go?? It has a brilliant cast, but this has all been seen before in other films out at the time. On the planet Krull, Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall) and Princess Lyssa (Lysette Anthony) are to marry to forge an alliance between their two warring kingdoms. However, a spaceship known as the Black Fortress, controlled by an evil entity known as The Beast, disrupt the wedding and kidnap Lyssa. Colwyn gathers together a team, consisting of Ynyr (Freddie Jones), Ergo (David Battley), Torquil (Alun Armstrong), Kegan (Liam Neeson), Rhun (Robbie Coltrane), Oswyn (Todd Carty), Bardolph (Dicken Ashworth) and Nennog (Bronco McLoughlin) go off on a quest through tough and near impossible terrain to rescue Lyssa and stop The Beast. It has it's moments, but a lot of it comes across as quite dull, despite a who's who of British TV and film in the supporting cast, there was a lot of fantasy films of varying quality being released around this time, and there is something old school about the effects here created by Derek Meddings, but that's about it.