We rented a DVD of this movie, taken in by the cover, which was labeled 'Action-Adventure'. It is a very slow movie with no battle scene(s)...as implied by the cover, only natural outdoor settings, a collection of rags and furs for costumes, and only brief glimpses of weapons or armor. There is no compelling character, either hero or villain. The precious "book", supposedly coveted for it's gold encrustations as well as the power it holds over the people, doesn't glow or shine or awe; it just looks "brown". This was obviously a low budget film. The most annoying thing, for me, is that it was like watching a slightly tinted black-and-white film. I thought there was something wrong with our DVD player! But no...except for a streak of blue warpaint on a face or a show of brownish blood, for example, you absolutely could not say what color ANYthing is in this film! They took the term Dark Ages quite literally. The film's ending is somewhat satisfying, but not worth the "journey" to get there.