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on 31 May 2014
This, my friends, is the DVD release of the seminal 'Pumping Iron'; a glimpse into the world of bodybuilding and weightlifting. On the eve of the '75 Mr Olympia, champion Arnold Schwarzenegger and rookie Lou Ferrigno (pre 'The Hulk' tv series) battle for the crown.....

You'll see the highs, the lows, the drama, the laughter....everything in 83 minutes of this independent release.

Being a DVD, of course, there's some extras and interviews with Arnold amongst others.

A fun film and a reminder of my teen years.....
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on 31 March 2017
Love this documentary. True Legend Arnie!
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on 27 May 2017
Perfect
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on 2 July 2017
I never get bored with this movie. A must see for all Arnie fans and bodybuilders,
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on 9 April 2017
Fab
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on 7 March 2017
quality of video is really bad. I know it is 40 years old, but this is really too much. Also absence of any subtitles is shame. Some extras are present but not those I remember from DVD.
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on 19 September 2004
If you like bodybuilding this is for you.It has everything
with a lot of extras.It is totally absorbing and well worth the
money.
When the gym trip seems a little routine and mundane stick this
on.It'll give you a new lease of life.
BUY IT NOW.
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on 29 July 2003
Enter the crazy world of body building in 1975 with Arnie accompanied by Lou Ferrigno, Mike Katz and Franco Columbo. It's a documentary that focuses on Arnie and his main competitor - Lou Ferrigno. You get to see the crazy workouts that each guy has to endure, but you also see Arnie demotivating and playing mind tricks with Lou.
Overall this is a superb film for any weight training fan, and I can definitely recommend this as a motivational and entertaining film - excellent stuff.
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on 5 August 2008
Pumping Iron is an absolute must see for anyone that is into training, whether that is with weights, sprinting or any other sport for that matter! It is sure to boost your approach to working out and is actually very fun and interesting.

The Anniversary Edition DVD includes some great added extra's which were not avaiable on the VHS version. One of these is an open and frank interview with the man himself, shedding some light on some of the more memorable moments of the film. whether or not you enjoy body building (doing it or looking at it) doesnt matter. I have leant my copy to enough people who dont work out to know that it has a massively inspirational impact on who ever see's it.

Yes there are plenty of steriotype body builders who are clearly on more than popeye spinach, but whats great about this film is the way it portray's the intense work and discipline that goes into this lifestyle. The sub plot is the genuine friendships and comradery between 'atheletes', which remains intact to this day.

In addition to the intrinsic qualities, this film is a brilliant insight into the man, that over 30 years ago said he wanted to be the president of the US. Okay Arnold didnt quite make that but he hasnt done too badly, he is at the healm of the 2nd most powerful state. Love him or Loath him, his approach to his life and training are reflected in this film.

Have a dream and make it happen.
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on 24 July 2004
You will never get a better chance to see a movie star in embryonic form than watching 28-year old Austrian body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger in this 1976 documentary about bodybuilding. Arnold is "Pumping Iron" to win his sixth straight Mr. Olympia title and the future Terminator steals the spotlight from his competitors (including Lou Ferrigno in his pre-Incredible Hulk days) with relative ease. Directors George Butler and Robert Fiore capture the world of competitive bodybuilding on film, but it is Arnold who makes it all seem like such a noble effort. With his natural charm and his single-minded determination, it is easy in retrospect to see why he became such a box officer star. This is a man who has always been comfortable with who he is and what he is doing. Even if you find the sight of muscular men covered in oil to be somewhat disquieting (I am pleading guilty here), you will find this look at their world to be both fascinating and insightful.
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