Did you know before Arnold Schwarzenegger was an actor and governor, he was Mr. Universe? I know what you’re thinking — did he really compete against aliens from other planets? Probably not, but Mr. Universe sounds much more impressive than Mr. Earth, right? Anyway, Arnold is the star of the Pumping Iron documentary. The movie was released many years ago, but now it is available for download on digital HD for the first time with rarely seen content and interviews. And thanks to Lionsgate, a reader of my dad blog will win a digital HD copy of Pumping Iron.
About Pumping Iron
Everyone knows Arnold Schwarzenegger but do you know the whole story behind the man? From Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this part-scripted, part-documentary film. Five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy, young, deaf Lou Ferrigno, whose father is his coach; the ruthless champ psyches out the young lion. Sardinian Franco Columbu competes in the lightweight class; at home in Italy he solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place. Joe Weider is the marketer; Mike Katz and Ken Waller go for the title of Mr. Universe. Bodybuilding and a celebrity-to-be go mainstream.
Pumping Iron also including the following special features:
- Still Pumping
Success in bodybuilding is a mental challenge as well as physical. In these newly recorded interviews, Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about the will power and focus you need to become a champion, and the mental attitude that has shaped his career.
- The Hard Science of Bodybuilding
Arnold Schwarzenegger and top bodybuilders give insights into the sport of bodybuilding and tips for building the body of your dreams.
Want to know more about the film? Check out the Pumping Iron blog app below and watch the trailer.
Pumping Iron Movie Giveaway
Thanks to Lionsgate, a reader of my dad blog will win a digital HD copy of Pumping Iron. The deadline to enter the contest is Thursday, December 18th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA and Canada. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).
[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for hosting this contest. The giveaway prize will be provided by Lionsgate, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]