New Release: Sid & Nancy 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

Release Date: Dec. 27, 2011
Price: Blu-ray $24.98
Studio: MGM/20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Sid & Nancy movie scene

Chloe Webb and Gary Oldman are Sid & Nancy.

Gary Oldman (Harry Potter franchise) and Chloe Webb (The Newton Boys) continue to live fast and die young in Sid & Nancy: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, the 1986 music-filled cult film drama’s high-definition debut.

Written and directed by Alex Cox (Searchers 2.0), the British movie tells the tawdry tale of punk band Sex Pistols’ bassist Sid Vicious (Oldman) and his shrieking junkie girlfriend Nancy Spungen (Webb), two social misfits who literally love each other to death.

After their initial meeting, Sid falls hard for groupie Nancy, who seduces him with her affection and addiction to heroin. Their inseparable bond to each other and their drug use eventually corrodes the band, sending the pair down a dark road of despair. Out of money, hope and options, the despondent pair hit rock bottom while living in squalor at New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel. But their journey takes yet another tragic turn as they attempt to fulfill their destiny of going out in a blaze of glory.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray include two featurettes — “For the Love of Punk” and “Junk Love” — both of which were seen on the MGM’s 2007 Collector’s Edition DVD.


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