Arnold Schwarzenegger - 7 x Mr. Olympia and 5 x Mr. Universe - The Early Years
Apart from the 73 minutes of early contest and outdoor posing footage of
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbo, the bonus material from this collector's DVD includes more
recent out-takes, on-stage and behind the scenes video from the Arnold Classic.
Firstly we see Arnold on stage in England aged 19 on the 28th of January
1967, doing curls and then guest posing. Next aged 20 while outdoors in a garden
he pumps up with DB curls before posing. This includes closeups of his amazing
arms and is the earliest Arnold colour footage we know of.
In 1970 you see Arnold as he wins his final NABBA Universe in the Pro class.
Also seen briefly are Draper, Zane, Columbu, Coe, Beckles and more. This is
followed by brief highlights from the 1970 Mr Olympia. The Olympia footage is
poorly lit but included in the DVD as it is so rare. See Joe present the trophy
to Arnold at this event.
A real highlight is Arnold guest posing aged 23 in USA along with Franco
posing at the same event.
1972 poolside on the Gold Coast in sunny Australia, Arnold and Franco pump
and pose both individually and duo in a superb in-depth segment including more
great closeups of Arnold's huge arms. No other similar outdoor posing footage of
Arnold was ever recorded in his career. 1972 was a big year for Arnold as we see
him defeat Sergio at the 72 Mr Olympia in Essen, Germany. Posing also by Serge
Nubret, Franco Columbu and Arnold plus posedown and award for his 3rd Olympia
In 1974 it was back to Australia again for more guest posing, this time at
the IFBB Mr Southern Hemisphere contest, with posing also by the winner, Roger
Walker, later 6th 1980 Mr Olympia.
Next we see Arnold posing at the 1975 Mr Olympia in South Africa, plus posing
by Lou Ferrigno and Serge Nubret - the posedown and final award again to Arnold.
In 1980 Arnold made his comeback in Australia at the Mr Olympia contest held
at the Sydney Opera House. It was to be Olympia victory # 7. See his solo
posing, many comparisons, compulsory poses and more as Arnold once again stands
victorious. Includes scenes of many of his closest rivals from Mentzer to Zane
etc. A tour de force with Arnold, since voted the most popular bodybuilder of
THE EXTRA SCENES are as follows:
- 1993 at FIBO in Germany, Arnold meeting with fans.
- Having fun at the 1993 FIBO Concert in Germany.
- Arnold's opening speech at the 2001 Arnold Classic and includes award to
- Arnold presents Ronnie Coleman with 1st place trophy at the 2001 Arnold
- Arnold in back stage press photos with Ronnie Coleman.
- Arnold presents Jay Cutler with 1st place trophy at the 2002 Arnold
- Arnold in back stage press photos with Jay Cutler.
- Arnold and Anja Schreiner on stage at the 2002 Arnold Weekend Fitness
- Photo Gallery which includes many unpublished photos never seen before.
A GMV Production; Running time: 109 minutes; DVD-Video NTSC; All Regions; DVD Release Date: April 2003.