To celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Sid & Nancy,” StudioCanal and the Independent Film Office are rereleasing the punk-rock Romeo & Juliet in the UK next month. The Guardian has debuted a new trailer for Alex Cox’s follow-up to “Repo Man,” which you can watch below — or not. Anarchy in the UK, after all.
Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb play the star-crossed lovers of the title, he of the Sex Pistols and she his girlfriend for the last year and a half of her life. Several theories (some more conspiratorial than others) have emerged in the nearly 40 years since, with the semi-official story — that Vicious was responsible — never being confirmed, as he died shortly after. Cox’s film about the two wasn’t a financial success at the time, but has, like “Repo Man,” become a cult classic.
“Sid & Nancy” reopens across the pond on August 5 before also being reissued on DVD and blu-ray on August 29.