In the 80’s, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a total bad-ass, playing larger than life characters like Conan The Barbarian, Commando, and The Terminator. Everyone knows who Arnold Schwarzenegger is, but do you know the whole story behind the man?
Before he became an action hero (and later Governor of California), Arnold was an internationally competitive bodybuilder, and Pumping Iron is a classic documentary that shows his rise to fame through unbelievable feats of fortitude.
From Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, CA 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.
You can watch the trailer here:
To celebrate the release of Pumping Iron on digital HD for the first time (now with rarely seen content and interviews), we’re giving one lucky reader a digital copy of Pumping Iron. To enter, watch the trailer above, and then e-mail us and tell us what your favorite part of it was.
We’ll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, December 24th. Good luck!
Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Digital Download code for Pumping Iron via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
This post is sponsored by Lionsgate