||1986 (Remastered 2016)
||18 in UK
||Alex Cox, Abbe Wood
||Gary Oldman, Cloe Webb, David Hayman
|Source of story
||At the height of the Sex Pistols fame, the bassist Sid Vicious becomes involved with Nancy Spungen a drug addict, camp follower and occasional sex worker. The band breaks up and the film charts the pair’s gradual descent into heroin hell, ending tragically in the Chelsea Hotel.
||Almost continuous mindless destruction and violence with occasional musical interludes, made more tuneful, I think, for the movie.
||This is remastered for general release in 2016. It is stunning. What a quirky guy Alex Cox is. He used to present a TV film slot called “Moviedrome” in the 1980s, my sons, then teenagers were fans. Go and see Sid & Nancy – you won’t like it!