Black Sunday and Blood and Black Lace director Mario Bava’s Danger: Diabolik will be released on Blu-ray via Shout Factory on May 19th. You can check out the killer cover art below.
The suave, psychedelic-era thief called Diabolik (John Phillip Law) can’t get enough of life’s good – or glittery – things. Not when there are currency shipments to steal from under the noses of snooty government officials and priceless jewels to lift from the boudoirs of the super-rich. The elusive scoundrel finds plenty of ways to live up to his name in this tongue-in-cheek, live-action caper inspired by Europe’s popular Diabolik comics. He clambers up walls, zaps a press conference with Exhilaration Gas, smacks a confession out of a crime lord while freefalling with him from an airplane, and pulls off the heist of a twenty-ton gold ingot. Impossible? No, diabolical – Danger: Diabolik, to be exact!
It was directed by Mario Bava from a screenplay written by Arduino Maiuri, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates, and Mario Bava based on the comic book by Angela and Luciana Giussani. Dino De Laurentiis produced and it starred John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi, Claudio Gora, Mario Donen, Renzo Palmer, Caterina Boratto, Lucia Modugno, and Annie Gorassini. Ennio Morricone (The Thing) composed the score.