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Author Topic: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)  (Read 10328 times)

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Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« 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.
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #2 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!
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #4 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!
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #7 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'!
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #9 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!)
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #13 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 !



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Re: Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
« Reply #14 on: 05 Apr 2009 - 21:47 »

Mike Patton sings Deep, Deep, Down:P

In Italian, no less.  ;)


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