Diabolik is a formidable thief. He and his splendid looking side-kick Eva Kant carry out spectacular hold-ups and robberies all for the fun of it. Police detective Ginko, determined to arrest Diabolik at any cost, hatches a new plan.
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God, this movie makes me insanely happy, its like one big hit of "exhilaration gas"! Diabolik and Eva are my fucking heroes. Bava captures the joyous, dizzying ridiculousness of comic books and pulp novels better than any bloated Hollywood blockbuster - his best by far. Ennio Morricone's score is, as usual, glorious 60s kitsch genius that I can't stop listening to.
Con una construccion atipica del villano/heroe y un universo que nos recuerda a James Bond hecho a la Italiana, es una joya de culto de este genero, con momentos épicos, excelente musica de Morricone, mujeres hermosas y un buen toque de Space Age, clasica!
Probably the best campy comic book movie to come out of the sixties. Stylish direction by Mario Bava, fun music by Ennio Morricone, John Phillip makes a fantastict anti-hero as Diabilok and Marisa Mell is great as Eva, his sexy partner.
La película es toda pop y psicodelia. El diseño de producción oscila con enorme gracia entre lo kitsch y lo sofisticado. Mario Bava maneja con desparpajo las elipsis y las situaciones más extravagantes. Una experiencia divertida y placentera.
A ton of fun, between Bava's rich visual camera and Morricone's groovy score. I like the idea of the bad guys being mostly bored rich guys with nothing better to do than walking around in their castles and hidden caves.