Sid and Nancy [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1986]

  • SKU: 33010266
  • Release Date: 08/22/2017
  • Rating: R
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Special Features


  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack
  • Director-Approved two-dvd special edition features
  • England's Glory, a 1987 documentary on the mkaing of the film
  • Excerpts from Sad Vacation, a 2016 documentary about Spungen and Vicious
  • Excerpts from a 1976 episode of The London Weekend Show about the London punk scene
  • Infamous 1976 Bill Grundy interview with the Sex Pistols on British Television
  • Interview with Cox from 2016
  • Interviews with Vicious and Nancy Spungen from the 1980 documentary D.O.A.: A Right of Passage
  • New, restored 4k digital transfer, supervised and approved by Director of Photography Roger Deakins
  • Plus: An essay by author Jon Savage and a 1986 piece compiled by Cox about Vicious, Spungen, and the making of the film
  • Rare telephone interview with Sid Vicious from 1978
  • Two Audio Commentaries one from 1994 featuring cowriter Abbe Wool, actors Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, cultural historian Greil Marcus, filmmakers Julien Temple (The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle) and Lech Kowalski (D.O.A.: A Right of Passage), and musician Eliot Kidd; the other from 2001 featuring Cowriter-Director Alex Cox and actor Andrew Schofield

Synopsis


Sid & Nancy
Punk rock's first great embodiment of the motto "live fast and die young," Sid Vicious joined The Sex Pistols when they were already established as the most controversial rock band in British history; and it soon became apparent that he couldn't play his instrument, had a magnetic attraction to chaos, and possessed a dangerous thirst for booze, drugs, and violence. Sid & Nancy opens shortly after Sid (Gary Oldman) joined the band, when he meets an obnoxious American punk groupie named Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb). Nancy claims that she can get drugs, and Sid naively gives her his money. Nancy doesn't show up with the goods, but when Sid runs into her a few days later, she has a tall tale about getting ripped off - and Sid sympathizes with her. Before long, Sid and Nancy have fallen in love, and while they argue with uncommon vehemence, they also depend completely on each other. When The Sex Pistols break up, Sid has few prospects and an increasingly voracious appetite for heroin, and Nancy's attempts to "manage" his career only hasten his downhill slide. Former Clash leader Joe Strummer wrote the film's theme song, "Love Kills," and The Pogues, The Circle Jerks, and Pray for Rain contributed to the soundtrack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Gary Oldman
    Gary Oldman - Sid Vicious
  • Chloe Webb
    Chloe Webb - Nancy Spungen
  • David Hayman
    David Hayman - Malcolm McLaren
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    Andrew Schofield - Johnny Rotten
  • Image coming soon
    Tony London - Steve



Customer rating

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100%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Oldman is Masterful as Sid Vicious

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    Luscan
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    I think Sid & Nancy might just be the best rock-based biographical film yet. The reason Sid & Nancy rises above the rest can be summed up in one word: talent. Sid & Nancy is the result of a passionate filmmaker getting near-perfect performances from his well-chosen cast, of welding great music and attention-grabbing scenery to a modern tragedy that touches many emotions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well done!

    Posted
    zpalma
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    I have always liked this movie, and having actually lived through this, most of it seem pretty true to life. Gary Oldman really started his career off with a great take on Sid. Anyone who is curious about the punk scene should watch it. Most of the people who were there at the time have said that it really captures the times and the couple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE KILLS

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    supertouch138
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    One of the most notorious couples in all of music history is brought to life (and death) in this remarkable film from Alex Cox. This Criterion transfer is absolutely phenomenal and the soundtrack is worth the purchase alone. The special features add a lot to this film as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A true cult classic!

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    Moregore
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    Gary Oldman is Sid And Nancy. He is what transfixes you to the film. The other actors do a good job as well in their own way. This movie is well worth a view!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A WELCOMED RETURN TO THE CRITERION COLLECTION

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    parcelcity
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    Excellent transfer. Great new bonus features. It's a welcomed return to The Criterion Collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

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    Dylan
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    I am so glad that Best Buy carries this as it is hard to find. Great movie and amazing performance by Gary Oldman!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I freaking love this movie

    Posted
    Ray7980
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    This biopic movie about Sid Vicous is well worth the price they were asking for. Love this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sid & Nancy brought to life

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    Rockfile
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    This controversial classic is a must seen for it's snapshot of the time and fearless performances.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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