12 January 2009
Radar Blips - Danger Diabolik
The Year: 1968
The Players: John Phillip Law and Marisa Mell
The Take: $??.??
Why is Diabolik Dangerous?: Diabolik is a master thief, and if you get in his way or happen to be an authority, he may be dangerous.
Why you should see it: Though this came out after Batman 1966, many consider it to be the first "faithful" comic book movie adaptation. The movie this most reminded me of was an old Miyazaki directed film The Castle of Cagliostro featuring Lupin III. But there were also elements reminiscent of old school Bond, Batman 1966, and Austin Powers. Though this is not a paroday or spoof. Its just oozing with old school style and very groovy music. The film has also been featured in Mystery Science Theater and the Beastie Boys Body Movin' music video.