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The Ninth Configuration [Blu-ray/DVD] [1979]

Release Date:11/04/2014

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    Special Features

    • Audio commentary by writer-director William Peter Blatty
    • Featurette with film critic Mark Kermode
    • Deleted scenes & outtakes
    • Optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired


    The Ninth Configuration
    William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, proved a workmanlike producer/director for 1979's The Ninth Configuration. Army psychiatrist Col. Kane (Stacy Keach) (teetering on the sanity brink himself) tries to minister to the patients in a military mental hospital. The fact that the hospital is located in a brooding old castle is hardly conducive to speedy recoveries. Nor does the mid-film barroom brawl indicate that Kane's approach to mental health is all that workable. Blatty adapted the screenplay for The Ninth Configuration from his own novel Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane (which also served as the film's title during one of its many releases). It is hard to tell if what you're going to see is the "director's cut," since there are several versions of this film, running anywhere from 99 to 140 minutes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Stacy Keach
      Stacy Keach - Col. Kane
    • Ed Flanders
      Ed Flanders - Col. Fell
    • Jason Miller
      Jason Miller - Lt. Reno
    • Neville Brand
      Neville Brand - Maj. Groper
    • Moses Gunn
      Moses Gunn - Maj. Nammack

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