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Sid & Nancy

Spine #20



Release:
Aug 22, 2017
$29.95

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Sid & Nancy

Other Versions:

Original release

Blu-ray


Directed By: Alex Cox
Licensor: MGM Home Entertainment




With the lacerating love story Sid & Nancy, Alex Cox reimagines the crash-and-burn affair between punk’s most notorious self-destructive poster children: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen—brought to visceral life by brilliant performances from Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. Cox turns his anarchic filmmaking style on the explosive energy of the London punk scene and the degenerate streets of seventies New York, making for an eviscerating depiction of excess and addiction. Through the lens of cinematographer Roger Deakins, the imagery goes from swooning to grimy, and the film’s bleakness is balanced with surreal humor and genuine tenderness, making for an affecting, music-fueled vision of doomed love.

Supplements
  • England's Glory, a documentary on the making of Sid & Nancy
  • The infamous 1976 Bill Grundy interview with the Sex Pistols
  • A rare telephone interview with Sid Vicious
  • Interviews with Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen from D.O.A.: A Right of Passage
  • Audio commentary by screenwriter Abbe Wool, actors Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, cultural historian Greil Marcus, filmmakers Julien Temple and Lech Kowalski, and musician Eliot Kidd
  • Audio commentary featuring cowriter-director Alex Cox and actor Andrew Schofield
  • Archival interviews and footage
  • An essay by author Jon Savage and a 1986 piece compiled by Alex Cox about Vicious, Spungen, and the making of the film

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