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    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 31/1/2016 15:50
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    The Friends of Eddie Coyle

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 102 mins
    Retail Price: £17.95
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    Content Type: Movie

    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...

    Special Features:
    • A new video appreciation of the film by critic Glenn Kenny
    • A 1996 career-spanning on-stage interview with Peter Yates hosted by critic Derek Malcolm
    • 44-PAGE BOOKLET featuring a new essay on the film by critic Mike Sutton; an extensive interview with Yates, and archival images.

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 OAR Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    English Mono

    Subtitle Tracks:
    English optional

    Directed By:
    Peter Yates

    Written By:

    Robert Mitchum
    Peter Boyle
    Richard Jordan

    Casting By:
    Marion Dougherty
    Vic Ramos

    Music From:
    Dave Grusin

    Director of Photography:
    Victor J. Kemper

    Patricia Jaffe

    Costume Designer:
    Eric Seelig

    Production Designer:
    Gene Callahan

    Paul Monash

    Eureka! The Masters of Cinema

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Certain films stick in your mind long after you've seen them and this is one. Nice that someone with a lot wider knowledge of film than me regards it as highly.
    Brought a similar movie to mind from 1971, just two years earlier, The Last Run with George C Scott.
    posted by Snaps on 4/2/2016 09:58