Director: Mario Bava, 1970
PLEASE NOTE: This is a NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free release
FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON is Mario Bava’s deliciouslymad take on an Agatha Christie-style whodunit.
Bava was so closely associated with the horror genre that this twistingmystery was never released theatrically in the US, but it is highlyentertaining all the same. A space age island retreat is visited by a groupof friends and business associates – one of whom is a scientist who hasinvented a revolutionary chemical process, and is fending off variousoffers to buy it. Soon the vacationeers start dying, and the survivorsbegin to wonder who has the most to gain from these murders most foul?
Anything but a drawing room mystery, Bava’s erotic thriller is enlivenedby its psychedelic set design, a hip score by Piero Umiliani, and a swingingperformance by giallo goddess Edwige Fenech (All the Colours of the Dark)
Mastered in HD from an original 35mm negative
of the English language version.
Audio commentary by Tim Lucus,
author of Mario Bava: All the Colours of
Original trailers of other Bava films
FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON
(5 bambole per la luna d'agosto,
Island of Terror)
Italy 1970 Colour 81 min 1.78:1
1920 x 1080p
Directed by Mario Bava
Produced by Luigi Alessi
Screenplay by Mario di Nardo
Photographed by Antonio Rinaldi
Music by Piero Umiliani
With William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Maurice Poli, Edwige Fenech, Howard Ross,
Helena Ronee, Tedora Corrà, Ely Galleani, Edith Meloni