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DVD: Five Dolls for an August Moon / 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto (1970)
    Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith    
Review Rating:   Standard   
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Anchor Bay / Starz Home Entertainment
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1 (NTSC)

October 23, 2007



Genre: Thriller/Suspense  

Wealthy vacationers are killed one by one, while a scientist holds out on the sale of a lucrative industrial formula.




Directed by:

Mario Bava
Screenplay by: Mario di Nardo
Music by: Piero Umiliani
Produced by: Luigi Alessi
Cast: William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross, Helena Ronee, Teodoro Corrà, Ely Galleani, Edith Meloni, Mauro Bosco, and Maurice Poli.
Film Length: 81 mins
Process/Ratio: 1.85:1
Anamorphic DVD: Yes
Subtitles:  English
Languages:  Italian Mono / English Mono
Special Features :  

Double-sided DVD with Four Times That Night / Quante volte... quella notte on reverse

Comments :

Previously released by Image Entertainment and reviewed HERE, Mario Bava's partial precursor to Bay of Blood was given an improved transfer by Anchor Bay / Starz Home Entertainment in 2007, featuring an anamorphic transfer with somewhat less grain, less aggressive compression, richer colours, and vastly improved sound mixes. (The Image disc used a PAL to NTSC transfer which shortened the running time to 78 mins., had a grainy & hissy English dub track, and the Italian mix was a bit coarse in spots.)

The trade-off for an improved transfer are no extras, as the Image DVD included a stills gallery, isolated music and effects track, and 5 versions of the film theme playing over select menus (although a snippet of the film's main titles plays over the main menu on the Anchor Bay disc).

Five Dolls for an August Moon is available as part of the Mario Bava Collection Vol. 2 from Anchor Bay/Starz Home Entertainment, which includes Bay of Blood / Reazione a catena, Baron Blood / Gli Orrori del castello di Norimberga, Five Dolls for an August Moon / 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto, Four Times That Night / Quante volte... quella notte, Kidnapped + Rabid Dogs / Cani arrabbiati, Lisa and the Devil + The House of Exorcism / La Casa dell'esorcismo, and Roy Colt and Winchester Jack / Roy Colt e Winchester Jack.


© 2007 Mark R. Hasan

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