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Title: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 10 Jul 2007 - 12:00
This film was something of a revelation to me, first time I saw it on LaserDisc back in 1996. I really had no idea what I was letting myself in for, but found the film really compelling and unlike anything else I had seen at the time. Beautifully shot and enhanced by a terrifically trippy Morricone score and a toe-tapping title tune, DANGER: DIABOLIK is a film that is further proof of exactly how diverse a director Mario Bava was.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: WilsonBros on 15 Aug 2007 - 12:06
Bava was able to work wonders with a miniscule budget.

Danger: Diabolik is great fun and you're right, Comp, it has one of Morricone's most trippy soundtracks - all together, kids...

"Deep deep down..."  ;D

Kev W
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: TheIronInspector on 19 Aug 2007 - 20:28
This was the second Mario Bava I ever saw...after Black Sunday. And its become a favourite for myself and a few of my mates...watchin' Mr.Law mincing around in that outfit is severe fun! You should try to check out some of the rip-offs of Diabolik, like 'Avenger X'..Mr.X has a gun that fires his cigarettes so he can scale large buildings...priceless...ciggies would be ruined and hard to light though!
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Aug 2007 - 22:18
i first saw this when the U.S laserdisc was released in the 90's.

Great film

"Deep deep down" ::) great song wilson bros
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 20 Aug 2007 - 08:18
i first saw this when the U.S laserdisc was released in the 90's.

Great film

"Deep deep down" ::) great song wilson bros

Watching your Laser was what prompted me to buy mine back then!
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 20 Aug 2007 - 10:12
Danger: Diabolik was just released on DVD in the UK with the following language options:

Audio: English, Italian, Spanish
Feature subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Commentary subtitles: English, Italian Spanish.

Otherwise it seems to be identical to the previous US DVD.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 20 Aug 2007 - 10:16
Danger: Diabolik was just released on DVD in the UK with the following language options:

Audio: English, Italian, Spanish
Feature subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Commentary subtitles: English, Italian Spanish.

Otherwise it seems to be identical to the previous US DVD.

Can't believe this got a release here, in all honesty. Think this is the first time it has been released in the UK on any format.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: tigerheart76 on 05 Sep 2007 - 08:23
Danger: Diabolik was just released on DVD in the UK with the following language options:

Audio: English, Italian, Spanish
Feature subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Commentary subtitles: English, Italian Spanish.

Otherwise it seems to be identical to the previous US DVD.

Can't believe this got a release here, in all honesty. Think this is the first time it has been released in the UK on any format.

Saw a very positive review for this from Kim Newman in last month's Empire mag...general gist of which was 'you won't have seen anything quite like this before'!
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 05 Sep 2007 - 08:32
I was really surprised that Kim gave it 5 stars: he's still, without a doubt, the best wrtier that magazine has.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: tigerheart76 on 05 Sep 2007 - 10:17
I was really surprised that Kim gave it 5 stars: he's still, without a doubt, the best wrtier that magazine has.

 ::)   :P   ::)

Absolutely agree. I love his stuff in Empire and it's a shame he doesn't get more full-length reviews/articles in there (but the Video Dungeon piece is always worth a read!)
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Funktion on 25 Nov 2007 - 21:39
Sorry for bumping this thread, but I was wondering: how's the transfer on the R2 dvd compared to the R1 release? I have the R1 dvd, but I've seen the Italian R2 release quite cheap and it has all the extras of the US release and an Italian audio track. I'm tempted to pick up the R2 release, especially if it's an improvement over the R1 dvd.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Nov 2007 - 21:42
Sorry for bumping this thread, but I was wondering: how's the transfer on the R2 dvd compared to the R1 release? I have the R1 dvd, but I've seen the Italian R2 release quite cheap and it has all the extras of the US release and an Italian audio track. I'm tempted to pick up the R2 release, especially if it's an improvement over the R1 dvd.
being Paramount i reckon they have been struck from the same print.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 26 Nov 2007 - 08:04
ld imagien it's very similar, tough the resolution should be slighly better on the R2, as it's PAL. I've got the R1 and am very happy with it.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: medway garage on 26 Mar 2008 - 23:53
Here`s the Japanese poster,found one of these recently VERY CHEAP, 1,000¥ that`s about 5 pounds [no pound key on this computer,grrrrr] or $10.00 !

(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9153/dangerdiabolikb2ju1.th.jpg) (http://img181.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dangerdiabolikb2ju1.jpg)

Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 05 Apr 2009 - 21:47
Mike Patton sings Deep, Deep, Down.  :P

In Italian, no less.  ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaUrzMeS4xg
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: loops on 06 Apr 2009 - 09:02
I love this film! It was the first Bava film i ever saw and and that song is brillaint ::)
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Dorado on 20 May 2009 - 18:00
I saw this one today and I agree, its great fun  ::)
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Nico Giraldi on 05 Aug 2009 - 18:56
Is it true that there's no any soundtrack available because the master tapes got burned? I love the score so much.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: fdsmedia on 08 Aug 2009 - 08:12
That's what they say...
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Aug 2009 - 14:40
Nice little Renault ad...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZoUQlJHjEE
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: idiotproof67 on 21 Sep 2009 - 05:41
Nice little Renault ad...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZoUQlJHjEE[/url]

Cool, that's a tidy little homage indeed.

I love this film.
Saw it 1st in the early 80s at midnight on CH9, then scored a TV broadcast VHS from comic book store owner, then bought the LD (lent it to friend to record a VHS version), then DVD (R1 & R4).
All I need is a Blu-Ray version & i'm set.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 21 Sep 2009 - 07:31
What's the difference between the R1 and R4 DVDs, mate?
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: bdc on 04 Dec 2010 - 19:15
Just read in French mag Mad Movies that an incredible looking copy was shown at the Festival Européen du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg 2010?

I wonder?  :D
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 09 Jan 2013 - 18:52
Model of Diabolik's E-Type on eBay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANGER-DIABOLIK-1-43-Black-Jaguar-E-Type-XK-E-XKE-DVD-Diabolic-MARIO-BAVA-/261150400100?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item3ccdc6de64 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANGER-DIABOLIK-1-43-Black-Jaguar-E-Type-XK-E-XKE-DVD-Diabolic-MARIO-BAVA-/261150400100?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item3ccdc6de64)
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 09 Jan 2013 - 18:56
Model of Diabolik's E-Type on eBay:
[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANGER-DIABOLIK-1-43-Black-Jaguar-E-Type-XK-E-XKE-DVD-Diabolic-MARIO-BAVA-/261150400100?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item3ccdc6de64[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANGER-DIABOLIK-1-43-Black-Jaguar-E-Type-XK-E-XKE-DVD-Diabolic-MARIO-BAVA-/261150400100?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item3ccdc6de64[/url])


Very cool.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Jan 2013 - 19:24
Model of Diabolik's E-Type on eBay:
[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANGER-DIABOLIK-1-43-Black-Jaguar-E-Type-XK-E-XKE-DVD-Diabolic-MARIO-BAVA-/261150400100?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item3ccdc6de64[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANGER-DIABOLIK-1-43-Black-Jaguar-E-Type-XK-E-XKE-DVD-Diabolic-MARIO-BAVA-/261150400100?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item3ccdc6de64[/url])
It's not official though is it? Not like them ones you get properly from films.


Looks to me that they've got model of a certain car and made a film box for them.
Title: Re: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Jan 2013 - 19:34
Model of Diabolik's E-Type on eBay:
[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANGER-DIABOLIK-1-43-Black-Jaguar-E-Type-XK-E-XKE-DVD-Diabolic-MARIO-BAVA-/261150400100?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item3ccdc6de64[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DANGER-DIABOLIK-1-43-Black-Jaguar-E-Type-XK-E-XKE-DVD-Diabolic-MARIO-BAVA-/261150400100?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item3ccdc6de64[/url])
It's not official though is it? Not like them ones you get properly from films.


Looks to me that they've got model of a certain car and made a film box for them.


They've also stripped the model down and given it a professional make over
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Longsden on 09 Jan 2013 - 20:17
Oh my!!!!!! Slightly out of my price range

For those who listen to the GGTMC podcast keep your ears and eyes peeled for yours truly reviewing Danger: Diabolik in the not too distant future :D
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 May 2016 - 22:21
(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara73001/13254788_968037433294866_1329119602340208741_o.jpg)

https://brookfilm.com.br/loja/produto/diabolik-edicao-especial-%E2%80%A2-bluray-mini-lp-poster/ (https://brookfilm.com.br/loja/produto/diabolik-edicao-especial-%E2%80%A2-bluray-mini-lp-poster/)
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Farmer_J on 26 May 2016 - 07:53
That looks very cool.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Longsden on 26 May 2016 - 09:42
Holy fucking shit

That website is giving me a migraine
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Longsden on 26 May 2016 - 10:41
Quick bit of digging around tells me it's a release to avoid
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 26 May 2016 - 11:16
Quick bit of digging around tells me it's a release to avoid
Why? Have you found some reviews?
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Longsden on 26 May 2016 - 14:36
Quick bit of digging around tells me it's a release to avoid
Why? Have you found some reviews?

Brazilian label. According to bluray.com (sorry) their transfers are shite and borderline bootleg. Added to the face the music has never had a proper release and the tapes are lost this means the LP will most likely be snide mp3 rips.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: babybreese on 26 May 2016 - 15:40
Here is a quote from a Brazilain poster @ blu-ray
I need to tell this: this company "brookfilm" doesn't sell it's products in major stores of here simply because them are not a licensed company. So their products have very questionable quality, all blu ray of them are recorded in printable bd-r.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 27 May 2016 - 08:26
Thanks for the info. I was seriously thinking about buying this.

I must say that things here in Spain are no much better: a lot of "dubious" labels flying around and releasing a lot of great movies in BD-R. These Spanish "shit labels" buy foreign releases, add the Spanish audio track and, of course, a new menu. Very sad, mates, very sad, since there are few legal labels, apart from the majors (Warner, Sony, Universal...).

If anyone wants to know the names of these labels, I could make a list, so that you don't get fooled.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: djvaso on 27 May 2016 - 10:28
Thanks for the info. I was seriously thinking about buying this.

I must say that things here in Spain are no much better: a lot of "dubious" labels flying around and releasing a lot of great movies in BD-R. These Spanish "shit labels" buy foreign releases, add the Spanish audio track and, of course, a new menu. Very sad, mates, very sad, since there are few legal labels, apart from the majors (Warner, Sony, Universal...).

If anyone wants to know the names of these labels, I could make a list, so that you don't get fooled.
OT
I wonder how one of these companies manages to release Ryan's Daughter Blu-ray?!
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 27 May 2016 - 11:25
I forgot to add that whenever there isn't any HD master available on Blu, they simply download a DVD-R o a 720p rip from the net. And that's what happened with "Ryan's daughter". We did a screen caps comparison between the BD-R (by Resen) and the 720p rip and there was no doubt about it.

On the other hand, they've even dared to release a bootleg Blu of "Halloween", a really big title. In this particular case it is a pressed edition. But that doesn't matter since it is a bootleg Blu (they don't have any rights to release it here in Spain).

So, watch what you buy from Spain.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Farmer_J on 27 May 2016 - 17:55
Thanks for the info. I was seriously thinking about buying this.

I must say that things here in Spain are no much better: a lot of "dubious" labels flying around and releasing a lot of great movies in BD-R. These Spanish "shit labels" buy foreign releases, add the Spanish audio track and, of course, a new menu. Very sad, mates, very sad, since there are few legal labels, apart from the majors (Warner, Sony, Universal...).

If anyone wants to know the names of these labels, I could make a list, so that you don't get fooled.

I've noticed this with certain Spaghetti Blu's they've released in Spain too. Promising remastered wonders, and ending up with VHS rips.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 27 May 2016 - 18:55
Resen, Llamentol, Feel Films, Mon Inter Comerz, Vértice, Layons Multimedia, Sotelysa, Yowu Entertainment... They all release on BD-R. However, I've read that both Resen and Llamentol will release pressed discs. But the real problem is that they DON'T have any rights to anything they sell.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Luca Canali on 28 May 2016 - 09:54
In this particular case it is a pressed edition. But that doesn't matter since it is a bootleg Blu (they don't have any rights to release it here in Spain).

So, watch what you buy from Spain.


And what's also worth noting is that these bootlegs are in the large department stores & chains like El Corte Ingles. You'd have thought their purchasing department would be more stringent but clearly not.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 28 May 2016 - 13:34
That's a good point, too. ECI stopped selling Resen BD-Rs, so that's why Resen began using a lot of different names.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 May 2016 - 10:22
Resen, Llamentol, Feel Films, Mon Inter Comerz, Vértice, Layons Multimedia, Sotelysa, Yowu Entertainment... They all release on BD-R. However, I've read that both Resen and Llamentol will release pressed discs. But the real problem is that they DON'T have any rights to anything they sell.
Wha about them labels that sell properly pressed DVD's of stuff that come out on DVD-R in the U.S. Warner Archive titles and the like, are they official? I'm thinking probably not but it's better to have them on properly pressed discs.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 29 May 2016 - 11:04
You' better give some examples so that I can help you decide.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 May 2016 - 11:22
You' better give some examples so that I can help you decide.
Things like these.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/DVD/71t0WL3gPSL._SL1220_.jpg)

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/DVD/810OQR3dBsL._SL1500_.jpg)

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/DVD/51xD4dHuxuL.jpg)

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/DVD/71lq5t67CL._SL1090_.jpg)
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 29 May 2016 - 12:56
All of them are bootlegs. If you google the Spanish title and "DVD" you'll be able to find the back cover of all of them and will also be able to know that Llamentol, Feel Films & Cia. are all behind those releases.
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: babybreese on 29 May 2016 - 13:48
This was a good read, boots are rampant in Spain and Italy.
http://www.brentonfilm.com/articles/beware-of-pirates-how-to-avoid-bootleg-blu-rays-and-dvds (http://www.brentonfilm.com/articles/beware-of-pirates-how-to-avoid-bootleg-blu-rays-and-dvds)
Title: Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
Post by: Strigoyu on 29 May 2016 - 17:03
Regia Films tried once to intimidate a lot of Spanish people on a Spanish forum. They threatened us with taking legal measures, which of course they never did. We simply asked them to give us some information on their products so that they could have the chance to get rid of their "bootleggers" fame. They simply disappeared and never wrote again on that forum. But I know a lot of people buying their releases.