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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV582
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137152828
  • Street Date: 06/11/24
  • PreBook Date: 05/07/24
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 95 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1995
  • Region Code: A
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Fay Ripley
  • Actor: Marina Zudina
  • Actor: Oleg Yankovsky
  • Actor: Alec Guinness
  • Actor: Evan Richards
  • Actor: Igor Volkov
  • Actor: Sergei Karlenkov
  • Actor: Aleksandr Pyatkov
  • Actor: Nikolai Pastukhov
  • Actor: Aleksandr Bureyev
  • Actor: Stephen Bouser
  • Actor: Valeri Barakhtin
  • Actor: Nikolay Chindyaykin
  • Actor: Vyacheslav Naumenko
  • Actor: Larisa Khusnullina
  • Actor: Olga Tolstetskaya
  • Director: Anthony Waller


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Mute Witness [Limited Edition]

A mute American filmmaker working in Moscow witnesses a brutal murder and becomes the target of killers who want to silence her forever.

Mute Witness [Limited Edition]
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Director Anthony Waller (The Piper, An American Werewolf in Paris) combines cat-and-mouse suspense with classic intrigue in Mute Witness, an updated take on the Hitchcockian thriller in which the only witness to a brutal crime can neither speak nor cry out in terror.

Billy Hughes (Marina Zudina) is a mute special effects artist working on a low budget American slasher movie being shot in Russia. Accidentally locked in the studio late one night, she stumbles upon two men shooting what appears to be a snuff film. Having borne witness to their victim's final moments, Billy desperately flees - but this is only the start of a protracted night of terror, drawing her and her friends into a tangled web of intrigue, involving the KGB, the Moscow police... and a mysterious crime kingpin known as "The Reaper."

Filmed on location in Moscow and co-starring Fay Ripley (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein) and Evan Richards (Society), Mute Witness is an unpredictable, nerve-shreddingly tense viewing experience. Now fully restored in 4K and presented alongside a host of new and recently unearthed bonus materials, there has never been a better opportunity to discover - or rediscover - this gem of 90s thriller cinema.


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Bonus Materials

  • 4K restoration approved by director Anthony Waller
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Restored original lossless stereo soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by writer/director Anthony Waller
  • Brand new audio commentary with production designer Matthias Kammermeier and composer Wilbert Hirsch, moderated by critic Lee Gambin
  • The Silent Death, brand new visual essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, examining Mute Witness and its relationship with snuff films
  • The Wizard Behind the Curtain, brand new visual essay by author and critic Chris Alexander, exploring the phenomenon of the film-within-a-film
  • Original “Snuff Movie” presentation, produced to generate interest from investors and distributors, featuring interviews with Anthony Waller and members of the creative team
  • Original location scouting footage
  • Original footage with Alec Guinness, filmed a decade prior to the rest of Mute Witness
  • Teaser trailer
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
  • Double-sided foldout poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michelle Kisner

Sales Points

  • Final Film role of Sir Alec Guinness (STAR WARS, BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI)
  • Saturn Award Nominee for Best Horror Film and Best Actress

Press Quotes

[3 of 4 Stars] 'Mute Witness' is one of those films, like 'Halloween' or 'Blood Simple,' where a strong story and a skillful use of horror film technique causes you to forget the low budget

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

A frightening suspense drama filled with grim twists and sardonic grins

     —Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

A playful exercise in suspense and paranoia

     —Desson Howe, Washington Post

A crafty thriller with a fine taste for the sinister

     —Janet Maslin, The New York Times


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