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|14 MAY 2015
|Death of Joe DeAngelis - Mr. America, Mr. Universe: 1966 - 2015 RIP.
Death of Joe DeAngelis - Mr. America, Mr. Universe: 1966 - 2015 RIP.
I just learned that 1991 Mr. America and 1991 NABBA Universe Tall Class winner, Joe DeAngelis, passed away on May 7th from the effects of kidney failure. Joe has battled serious health problems in recent years, and it is sad to lose another champion so young.
I first worked with Joe in the studio, right after the NABBA Universe in 1987. On stage Joe posed confidently and aggressively to win his many titles. Joe is justly famous for his great arms and superb legs.
The new JOE DeANGELIS PHOTO GALLERY.
Apart from oiling, tensing, and posing in tank tops and trunks, there is also a duo posing and pumping segment with USA's Mr. Universe, Jerry Scalesse. Plus contest highlights.
You can see the wonderful physique of JOE DeANGELIS - MR. UNIVERSE on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-148DVD.
|13 MAY 2015
|TOM PLATZ - England Tour on Digital Download & death of a Universe star of the 60s!!
TOM PLATZ - The Golden Eagle England Tour now on Digital Download.
SEMINAR - WORKOUT - POSING
This was Tom's farewell English seminar tour. It was a memorable tour in every way. British cameraman Vaughan Jones went on tour with TOM PLATZ during his month long English jaunt. From the huge amount of material he shot, we present the very best from the Seminars, Workouts and Posing.
It’s perhaps better described as a very personal documentary on Tom Platz - world superstar of bodybuilding. Gutsy, charismatic, challenging, informative, and very entertaining. Not to be missed is Tom's complete posing routine.
The TOM PLATZ PHOTO GALLERY.
See full details on the TOM PLATZ GOLDEN EAGLE ENGLAND TOUR on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-283DVD.
Death of 1968 NABBA Bikini Universe winner Sylvia Hibbert.
I am sad to report the sudden passing of 1968 NABBA Bikini Universe winner Sylvia Hibbert on April 7th. Sylvia was born on March 24th, 1943. She was 72.
As Oscar said in the 1974 NABBA Universe programme…Specialty Acts: ….two great acts today, the Zeetonns – Norman and Sylvia Hibbert, recently returned from a Far East tour….etc. The Zeetonns were fabulous hand balancers. In 1998 Sylvia and Norman were both honoured by the Oscar Heidenstam Foundation (OHF) with the First Hall of Fame Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Physical Culture’.
In 1968 Sylvia placed 1st in the NABBA Miss Britain and also won the NABBA Bikini Universe that year. Norman was also a long-time competitor and was NABBA UK secretary from 1991 to 1997.
I have the Zeetonns in just one of my videos, titled "1974 & 1976 NABBA Universes Revisited". If you are interested in seeing their wonderful act plus more from these NABBA Universe shows, you can find them in the 1974 & 1976 NABBA UNIVERSES Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-163DVD.
|11 MAY 2015
|Mike & Ray Mentzer: In The Gym - now on Digital Download!!
Mike & Ray Mentzer: In The Gym - now on Digital Download.
The awesome Mentzer brothers, fuelled by their intense rivalry, show what they can do when they pump iron together at the gym. Filmed in an LA gym late at night after closing time, they blast their way through their display workout routines with heavy weights. Although not the super heavy weights often used by Mike, this is the only known footage of them training together.
Next day we all head for Venice Beach where Ray Mentzer oils, pumps and poses in a fantastic solo presentation, for the final 15 minutes of the video. Some classic duo poses from this beach session are seen in the Photo Gallery.
See the MIKE & RAY MENTZER PHOTO GALLERY.
As mentioned above, this film was shot on silent super 8 film, but we do get to hear Mike speak. Mike recorded a TRAINING SEMINAR that was sold on cassette tape. This seminar was later licensed to GMV from Muscle Media 2000 to be used as part of the soundtrack of this video.
This is extremely rare and valuable video footage for us, as we have no other recording of Mike's voice.
Full details here for MIKE & RAY MENTZER IN THE GYM - now on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-121DVD.
|09 MAY 2015
|2015 IFBB Arnold Australia Amateur Men's DVD now released!!
2015 IFBB Arnold Australia Amateur Men.
The Men’s DVD presents all of the classes of the MEN’S BODYBUILDING, JUNIORS, NOVICE & MASTERS BODYBUILDING, CLASSIC BODYBUILDING and MEN’S PHYSIQUE.
See all of the lineups, key comparisons and callouts plus posing by the top guys, and all awards, plus the OVERALL POSEDOWN and a Pro card, won by ATIF ANWAR AHMED from Darwin, Australia.
The MEN'S PHYSIQUE OVERALL winner was GIOVAN MEDINA of Australia. He also received a Pro Card.
Includes posing by the top 6 in each class where posing is appropriate. The Overall Men’s Bodybuilding Awards were presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
OVERALL MEN’S BODYBUILDING: Atif Anwar Ahmed – Australia
OVERALL MEN’S PHYSIQUE: Giovan Medina - Australia
PREVIEW CLIP and PHOTO GALLERY.
See the COMPLETE MEN'S RESULTS and full details on the 2015 IFBB ARNOLD AUSTRALIA AMATEUR MEN, GMV-893DVD.
|06 MAY 2015
|Mike Mentzer - Beach & Muscle Rocks on Digital Download & Arnold Amateurs Aussie Update!!
Mike Mentzer at the Beach & Muscle Rocks now on Digital Download.
This DVD comprises three original films - "On the Beach", "At Muscle Rocks", and "In the Oil Field". It is the most famous series of 3 films we have ever produced at GMV.
In this 60 minute feast of muscle featuring the Legendary Mike Mentzer, he flexes, tenses, oils, pumps and poses. Filmed in the late seventies (1977) at Mike's all-time peak condition, he later went on to win the heavyweight Class at the 1979 Mr. Olympia.
Shot outdoors on the Marina del Rey beach in California and at Muscle Rocks in the Malibu Mountains, plus a segment posing in an oil field. Mike really turned on a heavy duty display. The closeups on his huge arms, calves, legs and chest are awesome. This is the first of 3 releases on the Mentzer brothers.
The new PHOTO GALLERY.
Mike turned on a complete posing and pumping display - definition, muscle mass, shape and veins. As he said to me at the time..."I will keep on posing for as long as you have film in your camera".
See full details on MIKE MENTZER AT THE BEACH & MUSCLE ROCKS on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-112DVD.
See the COMPLETE RESULTS from the 2015 ARNOLD AMATEURS AUSTRALIA. The first Arnold Amateurs DVD - THE MEN will be released early next week, soon followed by THE WOMEN.
|04 MAY 2015
|The 80s Super Stars of Bodybuilding now on Digital Download!!
The 80s Super Stars of Bodybuilding now on Digital Download.
From our library of unreleased films, we present some of the best posing footage that we shot - now on Download as well as on DVD.
Opening with LANCE DREHER - guest posing at the 1984 South Australian Bodybuilding Championship. Ripped to shreds and in the greatest shape of his life.
We cut to the 1984 Expo 5 Bodybuilding Championships in California, and the men's competition. Intense muscular posing by Russell Kite, Don Knipp, John Ramirez, Bill Howard, Kevin Lawrence, George Young, and others. This is rare footage of the late Bill Howard, a Muscle Beach legend.
Back to South Australia for the 1985 Adelaide Championships where we present guest poser BRIAN BUCHANAN from UK - 1984 Amateur Mr. Universe, 1995 Pro Mr. Universe and Pro World BB Champion.
JEFF KING (1983 Mr. Universe) at a hard 250 pounds of muscle, is spotlighted once again at his South Australia seminar and posing. Our two cameras caught this awesome Mr. America and Mr. Universe champion as he wowed the huge audience.
More scenes from the Expo 5 Extravaganza unfold. All new footage, not included in any other release. Extreme closeups of JOHN BROWN - following this is the exceptional posing of 1983 Miss Olympia CARLA DUNLAP, and the awesome muscle crunching poses of MIKE SABLE.
More details on the 80s SUPER STARS OF BODYBUILDING now on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-014DVD.
|03 MAY 2015
|SERGIO OLIVA “The Myth” - 3 Time Mr. Olympia - celebrates our 500th Digital Download!!
SERGIO OLIVA “The Myth” - 3 Time Mr. Olympia - now on Digital Download - #500.
This is probably the most significant download we have ever offered. It has been saved to celebrate the SPECIAL MILESTONE of our 500th Download today!
1972 - Outdoor Pumping & Posing: London
This historic footage was shot by Wayne on Wanstead Heath, in London, 2 days after the 1972 Mr Olympia where Sergio narrowly lost to Arnold in Essen, Germany.
1977 - Outdoor Posing: Paris
Shot on the day after Sergio won the Pro Class of the 1977 WABBA World Championships, Sergio agreed to a poolside filming session, even though the November weather was extremely cold.
After the filming was over, we shot a series of CLASSIC POSES that have never been seen on our site before. They can now be found in the brand new SERGIO PHOTO GALLERY .
1980s - Sergio in the Gym: Chicago
We are indebted to Sergio and Frank Marchante, Sergio's biographer, for allowing us to use some highlights from the training video offered by Sergio in the mid-80s.
See full content details on SERGIO OLIVA "THE MYTH" now on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-690DVD.
|28 APR 2015
|1989 NABBA Universe: The Women - Prejudging & Show now on Digital Download!!
1989 NABBA Universe: The Women - Prejudging & Show now on Digital Download.
In the Figure Class, TRACEY CITRONE of England had the perfect combination of symmetry, condition and style to edge out the Austrian champion BEATA PLANK.
In the Women's Physique Class winner TATJANA SCHOLL, and SABINE WICK, both from Germany, were amazing with physiques from another planet!
When the smoke had cleared, Australia's defending champion LEISA CAMPBELL had to settle for 4th place, such was the quality of this contest. It also saw a record number of Aussie women competing with 4 in the FIGURE Class and 3 in the WOMEN'S PHYSIQUE Class.
The DVD includes the complete posing routines of every single competitor and at the show you see the posing routines of all top 6 finalists in each class through to the exciting posedowns and final awards.
See more details on the 1989 NABBA UNIVERSE: THE WOMEN - PJ & SHOW on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-100DVD.
|27 APR 2015
|1989 NABBA Mr. Universe - Men's PJ & Show now on Digital Download!!
1989 NABBA Mr. Universe - Men's PJ on Digital Download.
This was the last Universe to be held in the famous Wembley Conference Centre in London. The Men's PREJUDGING video brings you posing, comparisons and all of the action from the prejudging.
The evening SHOW video brings you all of the top 6 posing routines, posedown and awards.
(The Women's Universe Download will be ready tomorrow.)
In the AMATEUR DIVISION, the Short Class 3 winner was the current Mr. America - MATT DUFRESNE. It was the biggest year of his career winning the overall title at the Mr. America as well as at the Amateur Mr. Universe.
CASEY KUCHARYK of USA was the Medium Class 2 winner.
GARY LEWER of Australia was also in his best ever condition as he took out Class 1.
1989 NABBA Mr. Universe: Men - The Show on Digital Download.
In the Junior Class (under 21 on the 1st day of the year), it was a very tightly fought battle between the 2 Aussie stars, MICHAEL MELKSHAM and PETER WALL. Michael Melksham was the clear winner on the day and he is the only Australian to have ever won the NABBA Junior Universe title.
See our list here of Aussies who have won titles at the NABBA UNIVERSE.
In the Professional division, local English favourite CHARLES CLAIRMONTE beat out the challenge from former Olympia competitor and 5 times Mr. Universe winner EDWARD KAWAK of France. This was a 3rd Universe title for Charles.
See more details on the 1989 NABBA UNIVERSE MEN'S PREJUDING on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-098DVD.
See more details on the 1989 NABBA UNIVERSE: MEN - THE SHOW on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-099DVD.
|26 APR 2015
|Lance Dreher Download & 2015 NABBA/WFF Pro-Am Lee Priest - New PHOTO GALLERY!!
Lance Dreher - new PHOTO GALLERY, and now on Digital Download.
GMV Legend Lance Dreher NABBA Pro Mr. Universe now on Digital Download.
Lance Dreher is a dual Mr. Universe winner - having also won an Amateur title in 1981. Today we have added a PHOTO GALLERY, shot during the making of this classic video.
Lance Dreher is one of the most charismatic and impressive bodybuilders we have ever worked with. We captured him in the studio, pumping and posing up from all angles, showing off his sensational arms, chest and back. Then closeup on body-part posing…awesome muscle mass and size, showing off those incredible 21" arms.
See full details on LANCE DREHER - MR. UNIVERSE on Digital Download, and on DVD, V-109DVD.
2015 NABBA/WFF PRO-AM LEE PRIEST CLASSIC AUSTRALIA - Photo Gallery.
Looking through all the photos we have from this event I have selected my favourite 26 photos to make this new PHOTO GALLERY. Thanks to all of the photographers who contributed.
There were many class winners and numerous highlights with the 2 main winners as follows:
Men’s Pro Division: Slavoj Bednar - Czech Republic
Women's Overall Pro: Taylor Smith – Australia
Highlights included the Lifetime Achievement Award to LEE PRIEST, and VIP Guest ROGER WALKER.
Full details here on the 2015 NABBA/WFF PRO-AM LEE PRIEST CLASSIC AUSTRALIA 5 hours DVD, GMV-892DVD.
|25 APR 2015
|The Jeff King Seminar plus Posing now also on Digital Download!!
The Jeff King Seminar plus Posing now also on Digital Download.
Jeff King was the 1983 AAU Mr America and 1983 NABBA Amateur Mr Universe winner. At the time he was probably the best amateur bodybuilder in the world.
The Jeff King leg development was unbelievable and way ahead of its time. Jeff was a great authority on bodybuilding and you will hear about diet and training. Jeff held nothing back and he surprised his seminar audience with some very interesting and somewhat controversial points of view.
There is no doubt that Jeff King was an unsung LEGEND, and one of the greats of bodybuilding.
See the NEW JEFF KING PHOTO GALLERY.
See our recently added INTERVIEW and article on Jeff by Rod Labbe.
More details on the JEFF KING SEMINAR & POSING Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-009/010DVD.
|22 APR 2015
|1988 IFBB Women's World & Pairs Championships now on Digital Download!!
1988 IFBB Women's World & Pairs Championships now on Digital Download.
This classic women's contest was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico and included the Mixed Pairs Worlds as well. The video brings the competition from all 4 classes from the 2 events that day. See the top 6 women's complete posing routines in each of the women's 3 classes.
The same format is followed with the mixed pairs. Includes the best team award to USA. The mixed pairs class is seen in the final 20 minutes of the video. The 3 class winners from lightweight through heavyweight were JANET TECH, VERONICA DAHLIN and LAURA CREAVALLE.
The 1988 Mixed Pairs Championships showcased six fantastic couples, with the winners being Susanne Franken and Lothar Thuns of Germany. Mandy Wagstaff and Adrian Batho of Australia placed 2nd.
See the RESULTS and more details on the 1988 IFBB WOMEN'S WORLD & PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS on Digital Download, and also on DVD, V-036DVD.
|21 APR 2015
|Al Beckles - The Living Legend: Seminar & Posing now on Digital Download!!
Al Beckles - The Living Legend: Seminar & Posing now on Digital Download.
This remarkable athlete has competed in more than 100 contests throughout his career. This video presents 35 minutes of highlights from the seminar given in Adelaide, South Australia, during which Albert answers questions on exercise, contest preparation, diet, supplements and training.
The seminar was taped just a few days after he competed in the 1985 Mr. Olympia, where he achieved his all time high placing of second to Lee Haney.
The great Albert Beckle thens treats the audience to 5 minutes of posing – and at the age of 55 years he was in superb condition.
The scene then moves forward four years to the 1989 FIBO Bodybuilding Expo held in Cologne, Germany, where Al is interviewed - together with fellow IFBB professionals, PHIL HILL and then RON LOVE. Phil points out that Beckles has been competing for an incredible 30 years in the sport of bodybuilding and that’s one of the reasons he is a legend in his own right.
Finally SAMIR BANNOUT poses for the excited FIBO audience, and Al joins him for an informal extended posing sequence. As both men were competing on the European Grand Prix circuit at the time, they were both ripped and in awesome shape.
See more details on AL BECKLES - LIVING LEGEND: SEMINAR & POSING on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-028DVD.
|20 APR 2015
|2015 NABBA/WFF PRO-AM LEE PRIEST CLASSIC AUSTRALIA!!
2015 NABBA/WFF PRO-AM LEE PRIEST CLASSIC AUSTRALIA.
Promoted by Graeme Lancefield, the inaugural NABBA/WFF Pro-Am Lee Priest Classic Australia was held at the Bankstown Sports Club Theatre, Bankstown, NSW on Sunday March 22nd, 2015. The major sponsor was BLACK SKULL.
This was an International contest with an extremely high standard of competition. Complementing the local Australian contingent were teams from South Korea, the Czech Republic, China, New Zealand, and Malaysia.
The Pro Men's winner from the Czech Rep., Mr. Universe SLAVOJ BEDNAR, was simply outstanding as was Australia’s TAYLOR SMITH who took out the Women’s Overall Pro title. Daniel Lancefield was the inaugural MC for this annual event.
This massive DVD of 5 hours brings you the COMPLETE EVENT including the awards, comparisons and posing through to the Overall Posedown. Pro cards were awarded to the OPEN amateur winners.
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lee Priest and VIP Guest Roger Walker were interviewed on stage by Graeme Lancefield.
Women's Overall Pro: Taylor Smith – Australia
Men’s Pro Division: Slavoj Bednar - Czech Rep.
Roger Walker - Career video tribute; Photo Gallery
See the COMPLETE RESULTS, CLIP and full details on the 2015 NABBA/WFF LEE PRIEST PRO-AM CLASSIC AUSTRALIA, GMV-892DVD.
|17 APR 2015
|GMV MUSCLE VIDEO MAGAZINE # 1 - Stars of the late 70s now on Digital Download!!
GMV MUSCLE VIDEO MAGAZINE # 1 - Stars of the late 70s now on Digital Download.
This "all-star" video is somewhat like a previews DVD, as it contains so many famous champions. It has more stars than an an Arnold Classic Amateurs current day lineup! Although we have titled the DVD throughout listing major contests and solo stars, there simply isn't space to list on-screen all the champions. You will need to check out the product page.
Maybe print out this product page and have it with you as a reference while you watch the download or DVD.
GMV Muscle Video Magazine #1 opens with a look at the light heavyweight line-up of the 1980 AAU Mr. America Show, held in the beautiful Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in California on September 6th.
The period covered is mostly late 70s, and is from 1977 to 1983. It includes the historic Gold's Gym Mr. America Parade and contest of 1977. From the Golden Years of bodybuilding, I wrote at the time..."This is probably the greatest collection of physique stars I have ever presented on a single video".
See full details on the GMV MUSCLE VIDEO MAGAZINE # 1 - STARS OF THE LATE 70s on Digital Download, and also on DVD, GMV-011DVD.