Sid and Nancy – 30th Anniversary DVD Review



“The 30th-anniversary restoration of the cult classic SID & NANCY,  supervised by the legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins,  will be released on special edition DVD & Blu-ray on August 29th. The seminal punk biopic stars Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious in a fantastic early role, and Chloe Webb as Nancy Spungen in her big-screen debut.”
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.


This story follows one of the most iconic figures of the Punk Era, Sid Vicious.  In 1977, he joined “The Sex Pistols” and his hardcore punk-personality took things to a new extreme level.

This film follows “The Sex Pistols” rise in 1977 and the vivid and shocking portrait of the mutually destructive drug-and-sex filled relationship between Sid Vicious and his American girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

The ups and downs of the journey are written well with the chaotic US Tour ending the band.

Vicious then attempts to start a solo career with Nancy as his manager, but all it is a downward destructive spiral.

Its journey ends with the events of October 1978 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York. Nancy ends up dead and Sid is accused of her murder, he later dies of an overdose before her trial.



Coming into this movie, we had little to no knowledge of who was Sid Vicious – with the music been before our time. We have to say it is a great character piece with the portrayal of Sid is done terrifically by Gary Oldman with Nancy (Chloe Webb) bouncing well off of him. 

It bugs me that we don’t see many UK films recently tackling recent history and shining a light on recent issues.  However this film does Sid and Nancy justice.

If you ever wondered where music can take you, and where the current genre of punk has developed from this is the movie for you…

4/5 from us.  Good movie and shines in its portrayal of Sid and Nancy with the backdrop of the Punk music scene.

4 out of 5




For More Info –

With an original soundtrack featuring punk and post-punk artists such as Joe Strummer (The Clash), and The Pogues, SID & NANCY is one of the defining films of the punk era and is available to buy for the first time as a UK Blu-ray from 29th August (also on DVD). The 30th Anniversary Vintage Classics  DVD/Blu-ray special edition of SID & NANCY features the restored film with colour correction approved by cinematographer Roger Deakins (Hail Caesar, Sicario, No Country For Old Men, The Shawshank Redemption) and a host of new special features.





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