Danger: Diabolik

1968, 105m, HDCam, Italy/France

Leather-clad career criminal John Phillip Law juggles daring heists and trysts with fidanzata Marisa Mell while outsmarting police chief Michel Piccoli in Bava’s delirious, Ennio Morricone-scored, comic strip-inspired parody of the spy movie. It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod world—Bond meets Barbarella—with outlandish sets and costumes that show Bava relishing one of his few big budgets.

A film by Mario Bava