I remember having the vhs of the film version back in the day. The ninth configuration 1980 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The astronaut, in both blattys novel and friedkins film, is namelessa man whose fate remains uncertain as the storylines close. Watch the ninth configuration 1980 full movie free online. The ninth configuration r 1h 58min comedy, drama, horror 29 february 1980 usa a former marine arrives at a mental asylum housed in a remote castle to run it. William peter blatty, author of the exorcist, proved a workmanlike producerdirector for 1979s the ninth configuration. This mindblowing cult classic arrives on bluray and dvd, as well as download and on demand, on 25 april 2016. From william peter blatty, renowned author of the exorcist, comes one of the most unique and extraordinary films on screen, the ninth configuration, a taut theological thriller from 1980, which makes its uk bluray debut courtesy of second sight. A former marine arrives at a mental asylum housed in a remote castle to run it. The ninth configuration region b uk trailers from hell. In the final days of the vietnam war, a psychiatrist, col.
Vincent kane stacy keach is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. The film is based on blattys novel the ninth configuration, which was itself a reworking of an earlier version of the novel, first published in 1966 as twinkle, twinkle, killer kane. The ninth configuration twinkle, twinkle, killer kane. The film launched blatty into success not only because the film was frightening but also because it was based on an actual occurrence. The ninth configuration is an interesting to say the least effort by william peter blatty as a pseudo sequel to the exorcist. L exorciste linda blair film entier vf voir voir streaming vf. Twinkle, twinkle, killer kane doesnt often come up in conversations about 20th century cinema. The ninth configuration remains distinctly blattyesque because like the exorcist before it and exorcist iii after faith lies at its heart. From the opening shot of cutters way my favorite movie of the 1980s. Unorthodox army colonel stacy keach runs topsecret military asylum.
The ninth configuration is a 1980 american psychological drama film directed by william peter blatty. The ninth configuration 1980 official trailer, organic. There he attempts to rehabilitate the patients by letting them act out their craziest fantasies and desires. The ninth configuration a website dedicated to william. Although kanes own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that. It is hard to tell if what youre going to see is the directors cut, since there are several versions of this film, running anywhere from 99 to 140 minutes. Starring stacy keach, scott wilson, ed flanders, neville brand. It is based on blattys novel the ninth configuration 1978, which was itself a reworking of an earlier version of the novel, first published as. In the ninth configuration he reappears, now a fully rounded character with a name. Le film the ninth configuration 1980 vostfr film complet. It would certainly make sense, though, as the ninth configuration doesnt follow standard hollywood conventions, is immune to genre classification the film s flawless integration of both comic and tragic elements is something to behold, involves whimsical costumeplay, and is extremely quotable.
The ninth configuration could have been the last great american movie of the 1970s. This book is short, but it is deep and moving and there are only a handful of conversions through it that actually matter. Its easy to see why exorcist author william peter blattys debut effort as a director stayed on the. The ninth configuration is an often confusing story concerning the effects of a new doctor on an institution for crazed military men which manages to effectively tie itself together in the end. 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. Watch the ninth configuration on bfi player uk only. In this cult classic, an unhinged army psychiatrist takes charge of a mental hospital and encourages his patients to act out their bizarre fantasies. Even the bar scene that i hyped so much, rewatching it now, its not as good as i remember. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. To celebrate a special screening at new york citys lincoln center this week, which will include a skype chat with star stacy keach, fango talked to keach about his experiences on. With stacy keach, scott wilson, jason miller, ed flanders.
The ninth configuration is less a straightforward horror film than it is a theological thriller, although it certainly circumnavigates around similar themes and concepts to its famous predecessor. Like the gothic castle festooned with gargoyles, crucifixes and posters of bela lugosi in which the ninth configuration is predominantly set, blattys film is something of a grand folly, by. Regretfully, his popular notoriety tends to end there. The ninth configuration 1979, directed by william peter. Billy cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis.
The book is short and with awesome dialogue from the. Oct 11, 2017 looking to watch the ninth configuration. When blatty was in college, he read in a newspaper about a young boy who was demon possessed in the local area. Dec 19, 2006 from the opening shot of cutters way my favorite movie of the 1980s. Film the ninth configuration is a 1980 american film directed by william peter blatty. The film was meant to pose an argument for gods existence, says blatty. Find out where the ninth configuration is streaming, if the ninth configuration is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. Mar 22, 2010 william peter blatty is famous for having written the exorcist. Jun 01, 2017 le film the ninth configuration 1980 vostfr admin 20170601t20.
Dear ryan, while i still have access to a sufficient number of neurons, i would like to use your site to correct a misapprehension that i see still turning up here and there, including on amazons exorcist site, namely that i consider the ninth configuration to be the sequel to the exorcist. The ninth configuration turns 40 and its still the most. Since the ninth configuration experience blatty has written tons more books and in 80 took his only other turn directing, the almost respectable exorcist iii it was much better than john boormans exorcist ii. At the risk of coming across as hyperbolic and nerdy, ill say that it is altogether distressing to me that a work of his called the ninth configuration a. Twinkle, twinkle, killer kane, and is based on his 1978 novel of the same name, and is also a. As a teenager seeing the ninth configuration on cable the scene blew my mind and has stayed with me, but since with oldboy and kill bill and so many great fight scenes, it now looks a little rushed and even corny. In the pacific northwest of america an imposing gothic castle is being used as a special psychiatric hospital, housing mentally disturbed military personnel. Kane stacy keach teetering on the sanity brink himself tries to minister to the patients in a military mental hospital. The ninth configuration film the ninth configuration 29 february 1980. The ninth configuration twinkle, twinkle, killer kane 1980. Movies like the ninth configuration if you like the ninth configuration you are looking for cult film, psychological and surreal movies about with vietnam war, astronaut, mental illness, gang, murder, army and castle themes of comedy, drama and horror genre shot in usa. Best movies like the ninth configuration bestsimilar.
I might quibble with the terms lost how lost can they be, when so many of them are available on dvd. The ninth configuration 2001 cast and crew moviefone. Mar 08, 2016 despite its remarkable achievements, the ninth configuration has not readily appealed to genre fans like the exorcist and exorcist iii. Defying genre to provide a oneofakind film experience, 1980s the ninth configuration is a twisted, trippy film experience from the creator of the exorcist.
Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing the ninth configuration near you. The ninth configuration 1980 changes the movie database. Although kanes own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about. Le film the ninth configuration 1980 vostfr admin 20170601t20. Second sights bluray does a fine job of presenting the film and a plethora of engrossing bonus features, making this. The ninth configuration plays around with several strong ideas, but its really the ultimate film that pits science against religion surpassing the heights of movies like contact or the more. The ninth configuration is somewhat of a comedy, but william peter blatty shrewdly uses the comic effect as a distraction from the real nature of his novel, which you have to find your way to. The late late show with james corden recommended for you. Much the same can be said of blattys previous work, the exorcist, but the ninth configuration is a little more complex. The ninth configuration is an interesting to say the least effort by william peter blatty as a. Read the the ninth configuration movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on movies. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Vincent kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Kane, takes charge of an experimental military facility studying soldiers who appear to have suffered a psychotic break.