The Friends of Eddie Coyle
The Friends of Eddie Coyle sees Peter Yates, the Oscar-nominated director of riveting crime classics Robbery and Bullitt, team up with the incomparable Robert Mitchum for an unforgettable excursion into Boston’s criminal underworld. Based on the acclaimed novel by George V. Higgins, the movie follows an ageing gunrunner’s troubles at the peripheries of the local mob once he finds his options split disastrously between the threat of a fresh prison sentence or police cooperation.
One of the best, most unexpected gangster films of the 1970s, The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a gripping tale of low-lives and loyalties, presented with the director’s trademark authenticity and naturalism, and an extraordinary array of performances, led by a neverbetter Mitchum.
Eureka Entertainment will be releasing this crime masterpiece in a Dual-Format special edition on 25th January 2016, as part of their The Masters of Cinema Series Dual-Format special edition.
Special features on the release include:
- Restored, high-definition digital transfer
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- A booklet featuring an essay by critic Mike Sutton
“Robert Mitchum has perhaps never been better ★★★★”
– Robert Ebert
“a good, tough, unsentimental movie”
– New York Times