Mario Bava - you wonderfully crazy, entertaining bastard. In between bouts of horror and fantasy, viewers were treated to this cheesy, psychedelic adaptation of the Italian comic book Diabolik.
I've seen this as one of those ultra late night watches years ago, so revisiting it has been great.
John Phillip Law plays Diabolik pretty straight, and he works off villain Adolfo Celi whose Connery Bond experience serves him well. Marisa Mell knows to have some fun. Speaking of fun, Ennio Morricone's score is exactly that. It crops up when you least expect it
Of course, don't go looking for brilliant writing, top tier performances, or a decent plot. They're not there. What you will find are crazy action…