New release: Danger Diabolik coming to Blu-ray! Spy Vibers have been waiting for years to see this amazing cult classic make it to Blu-ray and our wishes have finally come true! Shout factory announced yesterday that they will release a hi-def edition of Bava's Danger Diabolik on May 19th. So far there have been no details revealed regarding special features, but fans are hoping that the excellent 2005 DVD bonus materials such as From Fumetti to Film featuring film and comic historian Steve Bissette (Swamp Thing, Constantine) and Roman Coppola (CQ), Body Movin' Diabolik video by The Beastie Boys, and commentary by Tim Lucas (Video Watchdog) and Diaboilik actor John Phillip Law. I'll post any updates as they arrive. From the press release: "The suave, psychedelic-era thief called Diabolik (John Phillip Law) can't get enough of life's good – or glittery – things. Not when there are currency shipments to steal from under the noses of snooty government officials and priceless jewels to lift from the boudoirs of the super-rich. The elusive scoundrel finds plenty of ways to live up to his name in this tongue-in-cheek, live-action caper inspired by Europe's popular Diabolik comics. He clambers up walls, zaps a press conference with Exhilaration Gas, smacks a confession out of a crime lord while freefalling with him from an airplane, and pulls off the heist of a twenty-ton gold ingot. Impossible? No, diabolical – Danger: Diabolik, to be exact!" The Blu-ray is region A. More info at Shout Factory and Blu-ray. Related Spy Vibe posts: Set Design Countdown #1, Verner Panton Design and Diabolik, Spy Vibe Radio show: Diabolik, Diabolik LP.
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