Gary Oldman as punk icon is Alex Cox's controversial biopic

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Sid And Nancy – Special Edition

Alex Cox’s punk rock Romeo And Juliet is a pretty bleak affair – drugs, degradation and, eventually, squalid little death in the Chelsea Hotel.

Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb throw themselves gamely into a reckless, fatal attraction. Cox’s point is that there’s purity to his character’s love that transcends the drug-riddled hell of punk.

Courtney Love cameos; the final scene – with the smack-crossed lovers riding to Heaven in a taxi – can understandably split an audiences.

EXTRAS: Next 60 minute doc, Cox commentary and interview, photo gallery, previously unseen Pistols footage.

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MICHAEL BONNER

Pic credit: The Kobal Collection