Jean-Luc Garbo wrote:
I thought The Ninth Configuration was a WB property?
Well, the film was an independent production (half funded by Blatty and half by Pepsi!) that's been released on video by a number of companies. For example, Image did the laserdisc back in the day. It was originally distributed in the U.S. by an outfit called United Film Distributors, which is almost certainly not the same one as this
. The copyright on the long-OOP WB disc is still credited to "The Ninth Configuration Company." It seems safe to assume that WB licensed the film at some point—maybe because of the Blatty/Exorcist
connection—but never owned it outright. Ironically Blatty never even tried to set it up at WB because he felt they'd cheated him out of profits from The Exorcist