Written and directed by William Peter Blatty, and based on his novel of the same name (originally, Twinkle, Twinkle “Killer” Kane!), this film is considered by Blatty himself to be the true sequel to his 1973 masterpiece, The Exorcist.
With an asbolutely stacked cast (Stacy Keach, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, Moses Gunn, Joe Spinell, Robert Loggia, Richard Lynch, and Tom Atkins), the film is a mix of dark comedy and unsettling human tragedy – one that has to be seen to be believed.
If you’re not convinced, consider this: The Ninth Configuration is believed to be the first appearance of “The Howie Scream.” Now you’ve gotta see it!
This Shout! Factory Exclusive is limited to 1,500 units.
NEW 2K Scan Of The Negative
Audio Commentary By Writer/Director William Peter Blatty
“The Writer/Producer/Director” – Interview With William Peter Blatty
“Confessions Of Kane” – Interview With Actor Stacy Keach
“The Debrief Of Sgt. Christian” – Interview With Actor Stephen Powers
“Designing The Configuration” – Interview With Production Designer William Malley And Art Director J. Dennis Washington
“Killer On My Mind” – Interview With Composer Barry De Vorzon
“The Party Behind The Curtain” – Interviews With Actors Tom Atkins, Jason Miller, And Richard Lynch And William Peter Blatty
Featurette With Film Critic Mark Kermode
Deleted Scenes And Outtakes
In the final days of the Vietnam War, a remote castle in the Pacific Northwest serves as a mental hospital for troubled soldiers scarred by their experiences. Isolated and all but forgotten, the inmates are running the asylum … until Colonel Kane (Stacy Keach) arrives to take over their treatment. Taking a special interest in one of his new patients – former astronaut Billy Cutshaw (Scott Wilson) who inexplicably aborted his mission to the Moon during its final countdown – Kane seeks answers to the mysteries of the breakdown. But as his time in the castle goes on, the riddles in Kane’s own mind reveal themselves in shocking and violent ways.