Wednesday, January 27, 2010

For Your Consideration - Danger: Diabolik

Danger: Diabolik represents one of those gloriously fun 60's films that, while maintaining its loyal band of followers, is still criminally under-seen. It's considered one of the first films based on a comic book and, arguably, one of the most faithful adaptations of a comic-turned-film. The story centers on master thief Diabolik who steals from the rich if only for the thrill. He gives all that he steals to his girl Eva and relishes the opportunity for new challenges. Of course, the authorities attempt to catch him using all their resources. Directed by Mario Bava, Danger: Diabolik makes a great companion to the spy films of its era while also maintaining its own unique style and humor.

I considered writing my own review for this film, but after viewing the following video review, I would only be repeating/stealing from it. Danger: Diabolik is such a visual film that it really needs a video review to do it justice. So, here's a review from Jay Cheel at Filmjunk. Enjoy!

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