Conclusion: In the featurette, producer David Picker talks about how Royal Flash had been intended as the first film of a franchise that never happened because the picture failed to live up to its commercial expectations. It's easy to see why it failed, but equally understandable that in the years since the picture remains something of a cult item. Recommended. Stuart Galbraith IV is the Kyoto-based film historian and publisher-editor of World Cinema Paradise .
Summary: Royal Flash probably should have done better at the box office of 1975 than it did, because it’s quite a fun and entertaining film made by a talented director and a really enjoyable cast. It’s quirky, fast paced and often times very funny and it serves as a great showcase for the charisma that McDowell had during his prime.