Italy | 1968 | 105min | 14A
The head of a crime syndicate decides to do the police a favour and capture a master thief and his lovely associate.
Director: Mario Bava
Cast: John Philip Law, Marisa Mell and Michel Piccoli
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55th Anniversary Screening!
What if the Adam West Batman had been made with a budget and had an Ennio Morricone score? The answer is Danger: Diabolik — the action heist that has you rooting for the anti-hero. Directed and co-written by Mario Bava based on the comics series by Angela and Luciana Giussani, a massive hit in their native Italy that became cult classic in North America. The movie is a feast of outlandish surreal-meets-Pop Art costume and set design. (The master thief’s lair boasts a hangar full of Jaguar E-Types. Because of course it does!) As one critic put it, it’s ‘a fever-dream experience that intoxicates the viewer with its rarefied, almost alien, European opulence.’
To see Danger: Diabolik is to be doomed to forever wander the earth wondering what Mario Bava would’ve done with a Bond movie. (Nathalie Atkinson)
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