Truth is, if you don't own Pumping Iron and your a bodybuilder, then shame on you. If you are a bodybuilding fan, this is probably the most engaging 80 minutes or so of bodybuilding related celluloid you'll ever watch.
We refuse to be middle of the road in our review for Pumping Iron. It's just one of those very, very rare movies that anyone who sees it loves it. See the 5 star rating from over 100 people who reviewed it at Amazon.
This is the special edition version as well with loads of extras, but just as a standalone movie this is the ONLY bodybuilding documentary film that's worth owning in our opinion, we didn't bother including the other two well known ones, because frankly they can't hold a candle to pumping Iron.
Watch Arnold, Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) and a whole host of famous bodybuilders from the golden era battle it out for the Mr Olympia contest. See all the back stabbing, the comraderie, the training, the girls, the lifestyle, see Arnold at his best, the bicep segment is worth the DVD alone! This is not just a training video (look for the Ronnie Coleman DVD for that) , training only takes up around 1/3rd of this film, maybe less, this in our opinion is 10x more entertaining.
If you can't afford to buy this film, beg , borrow or steal it, it's superb, it's the best bodybuilding film ever made in our opinion, enough said.
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