On December 11th, 2012 New York City’s Major Case Squad is back for another riveting season of solving crimes from inside the criminal mind. Available on DVD for the first time from Shout! Factory, Law & Order: Criminal Intent- The Ninth Year features all 16 original episodes on four DVDs, showcasing high-profile criminal cases ripped from contemporary headlines.
The Ninth Year marks a turning point for the Major Case Squad as one of their own is murdered while undercover in the world of illegal arms dealing. In a two-part season premiere, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio), Eames (Kathryn Erbe) and Nichols (Jeff Goldblum) set out to find the elusive killer and risk compromising an ongoing FBI investigation which threatens to push Goren out of the picture for good. With a line-up of cases that include matching wits with an Irish crime boss, examining a mysterious “vampire” murder, hunting down a schizophrenic serial killer and investigating a widespread scandal involving a New York senator, the Major Case squad continues their efforts to bring the worst criminal offenders in New York to justice.
The Ninth Year also features suburb guest stars including Academy-Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), William Mapother (LOST), Tracy Pollan (Family Ties), Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) and Vince Curatola (The Sopranos). Part of television’s most successful franchise, Law & Order: Criminal Intent was created by entertainment kingpin Dick Wolf and ran for ten seasons.