Pumping Iron (25th Anniversary Special Edition)

Closed Capationed Director: George Butler & Robert Fiore  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1977
  • Label: HBO Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Outtakes
    • Documentary: "Iron and Beyond"
    • Featurette:
      1. "Raw Iron: The Making of PUMPING IRON"
      2. "Iron Insights" (2003 In-Depth Interview With Arnold Schwarzenegger)
      3. Video Bio of Arnold

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"The good bodybuilders have the same mind...that a sculptor has. If you analyze it, you look in the mirror and you say, okay, I need a bit more deltoids...so that the proportion's right, and...you exercise and put those deltoids on, whereas an artist would just slap on some clay on each side."
  - Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Boy, that's fantastic. Fantastic. Imagine how he must feel. Incredible."
  - Bodybuilder Mike Katz, learning that his rival has won the Mr. Universe competition
"I always felt my place was in America, and when I was ten years old I only dreamed of coming to America and being the greatest and being different from anybody else."
  - Schwarzenegger
"You know Louis, you look like something Michelangelo carved out."
  - Matty Ferrigno to his son
"Ive thrown up many times working out, but it's all worth it."
  - Schwarzenegger

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 01/19/1977
"...Interesting....[Schwarzenegger] is a witty [subject]..."
USA Today - 11/14/2003
"Arnold Schwarzenegger had a magnetic screen presence from the beginning."

Product Description:

Behind-the-scenes bodybuilding activity is the theme of this semi-documentary on World Bodybuilding competition. When the film was first released, it became a surprisingly huge box office success, and helped to spawn the career of future Hollywood action superstar--and six-time Mr. Olympia--Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also features notable figures such as Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu, and Mike Katz.

Plot Synopsis:

Documentary centering on the world of men's bodybuilding. "Pumping Iron" captures the punishing training and self-discipline it takes to transform an average body into a prize-winning specimen. The film focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger (in his pre-movie star days) as he prepares to compete in the Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe pageants. His main competitor: TV's "Incredible Hulk", Lou Ferrigno.

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Production Notes:

  • Produced by White Mountain Films.
  • Also includes appearances by Matty and Victoria Ferrigno (Lou Ferrigno's parents) and Marianne Claire.
  • Shot in Venice and San Francisco, California; Brooklyn, NY; Holyoke, Massachusetts; Pretoria, South Africa.

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  • UPC: 026359166624
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