Watch: UK Trailer for 30th Anniversary Re-Release of 'Sid and Nancy'
"Who the hell do you think you are?!" Hey punk fans, it's time to revisit this cult classic. Described as "the definitive [film] of the punk phenomenon", the punk rock drama Sid and Nancy is getting a re-release this year for its 30th anniversary. The film stars Gary Oldman as Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, who tried to start a solo career after the band broke up in 1978. The film profiles his turbulent and destructive romance with his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, played by Chloe Webb, a heroin-addicted groupie who was found dead months later. The cast includes David Hayman, Andrew Schofield, Xander Berkeley, and Courtney Love in a small role. It's always cool to see great films return to theaters for a restored re-release. Have fun.
Here's the new 30th anniversary re-release trailer for Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy, from The Guardian:
Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman), bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb). When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder. Sid and Nancy was the follow-up film for director Alex Cox, who had made Repo Man just before. The film was first released in 1986 after premiering at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival. Roger Ebert gave it four stars in his initial review from 1986. The 30th anniversary re-release will hit theaters in the UK on August 5th before arriving on DVD/Blu-ray.