Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970) | Blu-ray release | Mario Bava's Italian Pop Art whodunit is simply ravishing in HD

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From the master of the macabre, Mario Bava, comes the 1970 Italian thriller, Five Dolls for an August Moon on Blu-ray and DVD from Arrow Video.

Wealthy industrialist George Stark (Teodora Corrà) has gathered a group of friends – played by a who’s who of Italian genre cinema including William Berger, Ira von Fürstenberg, Edwige Fenech and Howard Ross – to his island retreat. He hopes to entice them into investing in a new project, but soon the cocktail parties and illicit sexual shenanigans give way to murder, as the corpses begin to pile up one by one.

With a Pop Art nod to Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, Ten Little Indians, Five Dolls for an August Moon cranks the style up to 10. Surrounded by gorgeous women, a stunning beachside locale, Wallpaper-style set design, and flamboyant fashions – and set to an exotic jazzy score – director Bava creates one of his most eye-catching movies.

This new disc from Arrow Video features both HD Blu-ray and SD DVD presentations re-mastered from the original film elements, and also includes the archive documentary Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre hosted by film critic Mark Kermode, and featuring interviews with Joe Dante, John Carpenter and Tim Burton.