Peter Yates’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, a gripping tale of low-lives and loyalties starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle, is getting its first UK home video release courtesy of Eureka Entertainment.
Yates, the Oscar-nominated director of Bullitt, teamed up with the Mitchum for this unforgettable excursion into Boston’s criminal underworld.
Based on the acclaimed novel by George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle 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 never-better Mitchum.
The Dual-Format special edition includes both a DVD and Blu-ray disc and will be available from 25 January 2016.
Title| THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE
Starring| ROBERT MITCHUM | PETER BOYLE
Director| PETER YATES
Dual Format Cat. No.| EKA70180
Dual Format Barcode| 5060000701807
Dual Format RRP £17.95
Release Date| 25 January 2016
Certificate| 15 (TBC)
Run Time| 102 minutes
OAR| 1.85:1 OAR
Genre| Crime / Drama
Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional)