Sid & Nancy Film Still

Sid & Nancy

Alex Cox

 
Sid & Nancy (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • United Kingdom
  • 1986
  • 111 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.75:1
  • English
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  • Spine #20

A lacerating love story, Sid & Nancy chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of punk’s most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. Director Alex Cox balances a bleak evocation of star-crossed love with surreal humor and genuine tenderness, creating a compelling portrait of the late ’70s punk scene. With brilliant performances by Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, the film’s haunting imagery and black comedy resonate long after the final frames.

Cast

Sid ViciousGary Oldman
Nancy SpungenChloe Webb
Johnny RottenDrew Schofield
Malcolm McLarenDavid Hayman
PheobeDebbie Bishop
Steve JonesTony London
Paul CookPerry Benson
LindaAnne Lambton
BrendaKathy Burke
GretchenCourtney Love

Credits

DirectorAlex Cox
ProducerEric Fellner
ScreenplayAlex Cox and Abbe Wool
CinematographyRoger Deakins
EditingDavid Martin
Co-producerPeter McCarthy
Production designAndrew McAlpine
Art directionJ. Rae Fox and Lynda Burbank
MusicJoe Strummer, The Pogues and Pray for Rain
Casting (U.K.)Lucy Boulting
Casting (U.S.A.)Vicki Thomas

Disc Features

  • 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 and Nancy 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.
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Andy Goldman

Film Essays

Sid & Nancy

By Jon SavageOctober 18, 1998

1986 was not a good time to make a film which attempted to capture the Punk spirit. Deep into . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Sid & Nancy

By Jon SavageOctober 18, 1998

1986 was not a good time to make a film which attempted to capture the Punk spirit. Deep into . . . Read more »