Ever had trouble in a casual conversation explaining the plot of a film you've recently watched? Try recounting what happens in The Ninth Configuration – you're liable to end up in a gibbering, tongue-tied mess on the floor. A uniquely original take on the manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder, it tiptoes around maintaining a tonal consistency, oscillating from laugh-out-loud farce to a dark, yet strangely poignant, existentialist study. It also, somehow, manages to feature the most unnerving and extraordinary bar confrontation ever committed to celluloid.
Respected cult film archivists Arrow Video occasionally unearth an obscure artefact from a cinematic bygone era which proves to be something of a lost gem and is rightfully lavished with the kind of praise that has previously eluded it. It's safe to say The Zero Boys isn't one of those releases, yet in its own terrible way, there's much enjoyment to be had here.
Full review - www.cine-vue.com/2016/04/dvd-review-zero-boys.html