YMMV / Danger: Diabolik

  • Adaptation Displacement: In America, anyway.
  • And I Must Scream: Diabolik ends the film completely encased in gold, and apparently still alive.
    • Doesn't seem to bother him, though, considering the wink to the audience implies he actually thought this might happen and has a plan. That or the chilling laughter right afterward is meant to imply Diabolik has gone insane/finds probably being killed by gold ironic considering his extreme obsession with money.
      • Considering the tone of the rest of the film, it's probably the former. A scripted (but unfilmed) ending had the lights suddenly go out, and when they come back on Diabolik would be gone, ending the film on a shot of the now-hollow gold mass and his signature laugh.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: An oddly spastic trumpeter is the only flaw in what is otherwise a terrific score by Ennio Morricone.
  • Designated Hero: Most people aren't aware from seeing the movie that Ginko is supposed to be the hero of the film, chiefly because he's constantly made out to be Diabolik's Chew Toy.
  • Ear Worm
  • Follow the Leader: Inspired by James Bond and Batman
  • Here We Go Again!: One way to interpret the ending. Once again he's in a tight spot with seemingly no method of escape, and once again he seems to have a trick up his sleeve.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Probably the main appeal to the film is just how cool Diabolik and his methods are, even if they are evil and murderous. It contrasts nicely with Inspector Ginko being a Guile Hero.
  • Special Effects Failure: During the "skydiving" scene, one actor's leg goes partly transparent thanks to lousy compositing work.
    • Also, the green screen effects, when Diabolik is on the phone. The camera zooms in on him, but the background doesn't!


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