Five Dolls for an August Moon

Five Dolls for an August Moon

William Berger
Director: Mario Bava Cast: William Berger
William Berger
, Ira VonFurstenberg
Ira VonFurstenberg
, Maurice Poli
Maurice Poli
Mario Bava

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Overview

Legendary horror director Mario Bava did not want to make this standard thriller, and it certainly bears the lackadaisical mark of a contractual-obligation film. The plot is yet another variant on the Ten Little Indians story, with an inventor taking a group of investors to an island, where they are murdered one by one by an unseen killer. There are picturesque beach scenes and some well-composed images of bodies hanging in a meat locker, but it has all been done before, and better. The visuals are stylish and the production design is sleek, but the familiar storyline drags and the film never reaches the delirious frenzy of such Bava classics as Antefatto despite the best efforts of a cast including Edwige Fenech, Renato Rossini, and William Berger.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/2013
UPC: 0738329099923
Original Release: 1969
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 41,238

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark; Trailers of other Bava films

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 5 Dolls for an August Moon
1. Party Tricks [:10]
2. Mysterious Meeting [8:13]
3. Gruesome Discovery [7:00]
4. Crying Jag [8:12]
5. Peeper [8:24]
6. Gunshot [7:31]
7. Looking For Jack [8:51]
8. Drugged [6:57]
9. The Tape [8:31]
10. The Formula [8:53]

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