Herschell Gordon Lewis made 12 movies between 1967-1968, and this is not one of the better-known ones, for good reason. "Rosamond Chudnow, who was David Chudnow's wife, had the idea to shoot a picture called How to Make a Doll," reflected Lewis. "She just loved that title." Lewis reflected years later that the film was a mistake, primarily because of the lack of budget. He noted a more appropriate director for the material would have been Blake Edwards, who could have had the financial backing to make a better machine.
In fact, just a few years prior, was the release of "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" (1965). Although quite different in a number of ways, it had a similar concept at its core: a machine that created beautiful women. This film is far superior, and starred Vincent Price. Such a success should have made "Doll" redundant.
Anyway, the rarely-seen film is lovingly restored by Arrow Video, using a 2K scan of a 35mm print and cleaning it up from there. The negative, sadly, has been lost and was not available. For the most part, the picture and sound are pretty good, at least as decent as "Gruesome Twosome". The film does not have much in the way of special features, and really works best as a companion to another film. In the case of the Arrow set, it is paired with "Wizard of Gore".
Review by gavin6942 from the Internet Movie Database.