Flesh And Blood (1985)

Rating: ***
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Music: Basil Poledouris
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh

An okay medieval period piece about a bandit (Rutger Hauer) who falls for a princess (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who is betrothed to a scholarly prince from another kingdom. After raping the princess, Hauer starts to like her and eventually goes toe to toe with the good prince, who has some tricks up his sleeve. In the midst of this, throw in a castle siege and a rampant case of bubonic plague, and you've got a fairly entertaining and competently made picture (unusual for schlock-meister Paul Verhoeven).