In celebration of it’s 30th anniversary, Studicanal have released a new trailer for their restoration of Alex Cox’s cult classic Sid & Nancy, starring Gary Oldman as punk icon Sid Vicious.
The re-release of the film will also mark the 40th anniversary of the birth of Punk, featuring post-punk artists such as Joe Strummer (The Clash) and The Pogues
Sid and Nancy is a vivid and shocking portrait of the mutually destructive drug-and-sex filled relationship between Sid Vicious and his American girlfriend Nancy Spungen. The film embodied the noise and fury of Punk while at the same time revealing the intimate and heart-breaking relationship between two lost souls stuck in a situation that they couldn’t handle.
With Nancy in tow, The Sex Pistols embark on a chaotic tour US tour which ends in disaster with the band breaking up. Vicious attempts to start a solo career, with Nancy as his manager, but by now both are dangerously addicted to heroin. The two continue in a downward, destructive spiral until, in October 1978 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Nancy is found stabbed with Sid lying prostrate at her side. Arrested and accused of murder, he dies of an overdose before his trial.
Sid & Nancy will be re-released in UK cinemas Friday 5th August 2016.
Blu-Ray and DVD available Monday 29th August 2016.