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5 Dolls for an August Moon

A "lesser" Mario Bava is still a fountain of great filmmaking; and this annihilating melodrama sees a score of greedy folk wiped out at an island retreat, for fun and profit. Shot (and stabbed) through with Bava's visual imagination, it's a sexy, memorable murder thriller. With an authoritative Tim Lucas commentary. 5 Dolls for an August Moon Region B Blu-ray + Pal DVD Arrow Video (UK) 1970 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 81 min. / Street Date February 1, 2016 / 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto / Available from Amazon UK £14.99 Starring William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross, Helena Ronee, Teodoro Corrà, Ely Galleani, Edith Meloni, Mauro Bosco, Maurice Poli Cinematography Antonio Rinaldi Production Designer Giuseppe Aldrovandi, Giulia Mafai Film Editor Mario Bava Original Music Piero Umiliani Writing credits Mario di Nardo Produced by Luigi Alessi Directed by Mario Bava

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The experts say that Mario Bava kicked off the giallo parade with his 1964 Blood and Black Lace
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Blu-ray Review – Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Five Dolls for an August Moon, 1970.

Directed by Mario Bava.

Starring William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross, Teodora Corrá, Edith Meloni, Helena Ronee, Maurice Poli and Justine Gall.

Synopsis:

A group of people trapped on an island discover there is a killer in their midst.

The romantically-titled Five Dolls for an August Moon is a giallo from the master of the genre, Mario Bava. However, unlike his more notable works in the style such as Blood & Black Lace and Bay of Blood, Five Dolls for an August Moon was something of a cheque-cashing exercise for the filmmaker, who later claimed that this film was the worst thing he ever made, although looking at it now on this sparkly new Blu-ray from Arrow Video and comparing it to Bava’s other movies it would be fair to say the director may have been a bit harsh on himself.
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