In association with emfoundation and StudioCanal we are offering you the chance to win a copy of the newly restored Sid and Nancy on Blu-Ray. Arguably one of the most iconic figures of the Punk-era was Sid Vicious. He joined The Sex Pistols in 1977 (replacing Glenn Matlock as bass guitarist) and in his performances and personal life he embodied the hardcore punk-personality taking the vulgarity and nihilism inherent in the music to its ultimate extreme.
The Sex Pistols have taken the music world by storm with lead singer Johnny Rotten (Andrew Schofield) and bass guitarist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) enjoying all the spoils that fame and money have to offer. Vicious embarks on a relationship with an American groupie – Nancy (Chloe 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.
In 1986, Alex Cox (Repo Man, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) co-wrote and directed Sid and Nancy, a vivid and shocking portrait of the mutually destructive drug-and-sex filled relationship between Sid Vicious and his American girlfriend Nancy Spungen. The film embodied the noise and fury of Punk while at the same time revealing the intimate and heart-breaking relationship between two lost souls stuck in a situation that they couldn’t handle. With an original soundtrack featuring punk and post-punk artists such as Joe Strummer (The Clash), and The Pogues, Sid and Nancy is one of the defining films of the punk era. The 30th Anniversary DVD/Blu-ray special edition of Sid and Nancy features the restored film with colour correction approved by cinematographer Roger Deakins and a host of new special features.
To win a copy of the film on Blu-Ray please answer the following question
Which famous New York hotel is prominently featured in the film Sid And Nancy?
Please send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject Sid and Nancy. Please include your name and postal address. The competition will close at 12:00 pm on Monday the 29th of August 2016. Moviescramble will not pass on your details to anyone else.
Sid and Nancy will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from the 29th of August.