Made at the height of the Swinging 60s Mario Bavas stylish tongue-in-cheek adaptation of the popular Italian comic strip DIABOLIK captures all the lavish decadence typical of the psychedelic era. Square-jawed leading man John Phillip Law stars as the titular antihero a suave cunning superthief who steals from the government and kills innocent bystanders for his own personal gain. Sharing an opulent underground lair with his stunning amoral girlfriend Eva Kant (Marisa Mell) Diabolik globetrots Europe in his quest for wealth while confounding both the police (Michel Piccoli and Terry Thomas) and a rival criminal (Adolfo Celi). With its innovative cinematography and a pulsing score by soundtrack maestro Ennio Morricone DIABOLIK has been referenced in a Beastie Boys video and Roman Coppolas CQ--and owns the dubious honour of being the last film parodied by Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
Release Date: 13 August 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1968
Main Language: English