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.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Oldman was and is a champ. His early stuff is forgotten all too easily.
DAVIDPD on Jul 25, 2016
Luc Besson Bo. Luc Besson. ;D He was indeed astounding as a deranged cop. Gary Oldman is in my top 3 best living actors.
tarek on Jul 25, 2016
No harm Bo. I mangle words in every phrase I write. ;D As for this Sid Vicious, I am with you on this. I can't understand how people would pay to watch the life of this piece of dirt. Glorification of depravity..
tarek on Jul 26, 2016
Yep, that movie was a bit extreme, but very good. Somewhere close to Professional, I think, Luc Besson also made original Nikita. I think it was before The Professional. That was maybe a less good film, but still ok. I liked that leading French actress, Anne Parillaud.. Too bad she didn't do much better afterwards ...
shiboleth on Jul 26, 2016
Well, you know shooting scenes and all that. Those were a bit extreme. And I am talking about my sensibility from that time. Nowadays, some limitations in that respect have been harshly crossed since. I haven't watched The Professional for some time but I do remember there was a lot of wild killings in that. Of course, film, as whole and as a story, was almost poetic and really emotional - the relationship between J. Reno and N. Portman character - but when it came to the action scenes thing were really brutal. I always, since then, am wondering does those things really go together. A lot of killings and developing emotional tones..? As for Anne Parillaud, I always liked her since Nikita (since I, as many others, then first time heard about her). She was not always lucky with her choices in making films, but I think she is all right. I sometimes see some French film with her but just can't shake off that role in Nikita. She was good I guess ... Cheers Bo ...
shiboleth on Jul 29, 2016
The Firm always flashes first in my mind when i hear or see Mr.Oldman's name ;o)
LV 426 on Jul 28, 2016
Ey up just noticed your reply, here it is.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Firm_(1989_film)
LV 426 on Nov 18, 2016
One of the funniest thing of my life is that at some point I forgot to see this one and it is still slipping out of my hands. Or eyes. Of course, I know everything about it, but just didn't see it yet. Back in the old days it was not always easy to get some film. Nowadays, you can find almost whatever you want. So, I somehow missed this. I'll have to do so some real catching up ... And it looks good indeed ...
shiboleth on Jul 25, 2016
On the top of everything you tell me this. Oh man, that film does not get lucky with me. Of course, it's not like I was planning to see it tonight, but I was mostly interested in how G. Oldman was playing this. And now, what is there to be done ... Oh, done worry, I am overdoing it ... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Jul 26, 2016
I got you worried, right? You think you changed my decision to see it? No, you didn't, I was really speaking my mind when I said (wrote) I won't watch it right away. And your description still seems pretty credible regarding my expectations from that film. I'll see it when I see it, no worries. Or not, nothing's gonna crash if I don't. But you, I must say, you really make me say that honestly I really, really, appreciate the fact that you're trying to be so polite. Cheers Bo!
shiboleth on Jul 27, 2016
Loved Sid and Nancy ever since I was a kid. And I'd certainly rather hang with Gary and Chloe than the real Sid and Nancy 🙂 Here's our 30th anniversary podcast of this great film. http://nattercast.libsyn.com/natter-cast-podcast-194-sid-and-nancy-1986
nattercast on Oct 5, 2016
Hi, yeah, great film and yeah there has been a few Firm titled movies over the years but not as good. Classic nutter oldman in the movie and hes is rather scary in it too proper nut job still one of his best rolls to date. Oh yeah, Scotish here not English :o)
LV 426 on Nov 20, 2016
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