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Blu-ray Review – Sid and Nancy 30th Anniversary Special Edition (1986)

Sid and Nancy, 1986.

Directed by Alex Cox.

Starring Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Andrew Schofield, Courtney Love, Perry Benson and Tony London.

Synopsis:

A new 30th anniversary restoration of the cult biopic portraying the life, relationship and deaths of punk rocker Sid Vicious and partner Nancy Spungen.

An entertaining, if shambolic, look at the brief lives of Sex Pistols bass guitarist Sid Vicious and partner Nancy Spungen, this restoration celebrates 30 years since the film came out in 1986.

By most accounts from those around at the time, there wasn’t that much to like about Vicious and Spungen. They lived a form of chaotic co-dependency, existing on the margins, blotting out feelings in a drug haze of nihilistic abandon. Cox’s film clearly romanticises the facts, with some of the more unpleasant characteristics of junky hell late 70’s London probably ironed out considerably. The idea that the two

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