- Commentary by Actor John Phillip Law and Bava Biographer Tim Lucas
- Theatrical Trailer
- Widescreen Presentation
- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 13, 2004
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 10/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "Pitched somewhere between BOND and BARBARELLA, this high-tech, high-camp Italian comic book adaptation has lost none of its sexy, '60s verve."
Empire - 09/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]mazing cinema: A succession of striking, kinetic, sexy, absurd images accompanied by a one-of-a-kind Ennio Morricone score..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
The suave, psychedelic-ear 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 chambers 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!
Made at the height of the Swinging '60s, Mario Bava's 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 Coppola's CQ--and owns the dubious honor of being the last film parodied by Mystery Science Theater 3000.