Nov 192015


Eureka Entertainment to release Peter Yates’ THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE, a gripping tale of low-lives and loyalties starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle, for the first time on home video in the UK in a Dual Format edition on 25th January 2016.

Peter Yates, the Oscar-nominated director of riveting crime classics Robbery and Bullitt, teamed 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 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 Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this masterpiece for the first time on home video in the UK in a Dual-Format special edition.

It’s a grubby, violent, dangerous world.  But it’s the only world they know. And they’re the only friends Eddie has…


  • Restored, high-definition digital transfer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Mike Sutton


BatWhilst I love prosthetic effects, stop-motion animation and gore, nothing can beat a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. I don't do 3D movies so put the red and green spex away!

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