It was back in 1986 when Sid & Nancy hit the big screen for the first time. This year, the movie is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is coming back to cinemas.

Sid & Nancy

Sid & Nancy

Sid & Nancy was one of the biggest cult hits of the eighties and saw Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb take on the real-life roles of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.

The movie written and directed by Alex Cox and explored the troubled relationship between Nancy and the Sex Pistols musician.

A brand new trailer for the film has been released and we have it for you to take a look at:

Sid & Nancy was only the third feature film of Cox's career and came after Repo Man and Straight to Hell. Sid & Nancy remains the most iconic and acclaimed film of his directing career.

Oldman and Webb were joined on the cast list by Andrew Schofield, David Hayman, Xander Berkeley, Perry Benson, and Tony London.

It's 1977 and The Sex Pistols have taken the music world by storm with lead singer Johnny Rotten (Schofield) and bass guitarist Sid Vicious (Oldman) enjoying all the spoils that fame and money have to offer.

Vicious embarks on a relationship with an American groupie - Nancy (Webb) - who has come to London to pursue him but the couple's increasing drug use frays relationships with Johnny and the rest of the band.

With Nancy in tow, The Sex Pistols embark on a chaotic tour US tour which ends in disaster with the band breaking up. Vicious attempts to start a solo career, with Nancy as his manager, but by now both are dangerously addicted to heroin.

The two continue in a downward, destructive spiral until, in October 1978 at the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Nancy is found stabbed with Sid lying prostrate at her side. Arrested and accused of murder, he dies of an overdose before his trial.

Sid & Nancy will be released in cinemas on 5th August via the ICO, and will show as part of The BFI's Punk London Season to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of the birth of Punk.

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