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1980 Mr. Olympia
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Duration: 82 mins
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1980 Mr. Olympia

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Part #1: 60 minutes

Held October 4th, 1980 at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia. This is the contest in which Arnold made his "comeback" after five years of retirement, and gained his seventh Mr. Olympia title.


See our Arnold's Career PHOTO GALLERY. 

Besides Arnold, the line up also included Mike Mentzer, Chris Dickerson, Frank Zane, Boyer Coe, Roy Duval, Casey Viator, Roy Callender, Ken Waller, Samir Bannout, Tom Platz, Danny Padilla, Roger Walker, etc. Includes some prejudging footage plus the evening show posing routines and final award to Arnold.

The most controversial and the most popular Mr. Olympia DVD of all time! Strictly a hard core contest DVD showing all competitors, and quite different to the DVD called "The Comeback". This DVD is now unavailable.
My very special thanks to contest promoter PAUL GRAHAM for bringing this wonderful Olympia event to Australia and for allowing me to shoot the film of the event for posterity. For this, all fans of bodybuilding will be eternally grateful.

Part #1 Contents:
Prejudging highlights from Rounds 1 and 2 highlighting Arnold, Mentzer and Zane in particular. Zane was the 1979 Mr. Olympia defending champion. You see a number of the top guys in this segment. See COMPLETE RESULTS BELOW.

I did not film the complete posing routines of all 16 competitors due to time constraints of film. However the highlights from the following routines are seen in this order:
DANNY PADILLA                                                        
seen again -

For more details on "how and why" this video, now DVD set, was made, see the 1980 Mr. Olympia FAQ.

"Arnold has a gift that cannot be acquired no matter how hard an athlete trains, no matter how many pep talks - replete with references to Michelangelo's sculpture - he absorbs. It is, of course, the gift of charisma, something capable of magically compelling his opponent's collapse and the judges' favorable votes."
Jimmy Savile.

Part #2 Contents: 22 minutes

1980 Mr. Olympia: Part 2 - The Lost Footage is an extra 22 minutes including footage from the prejudging plus the posedown and awards, from 6th to 1st place. See more footage on two of the greatest legends of bodybuilding - Arnold and Mike Mentzer, in their last Olympia contest in Sydney, Australia. Photo above taken of Arnold during the Prejudging. The IFBB on-stage official in Dennis Stallard of Wales, a former Mr. Britain winner from 1951.

Part #2 also contains some 'lost footage' which is primarily from the prejudging, and now edited together with our own unused footage. Thirteen of the sixteen competitors are shown as they walk on stage. Next you will see the Round 1 lineup, 1/4 turns and then groups of quarter turns. 
Enjoy the highly competitive comparative compulsory poses in various groups, including Arnold next to Mike. Plus Boyer Coe, Zane, Callender and more. Frank Zane feels that this footage is some of the best ever footage depicting his condition at this stage of his career.

There's brief posing sequences by REG PARK (guest poser), PADILLA, COE, ARNOLD, WALKER, CALLENDER, MENTZER, EMMOTT, BANNOUT, ZANE, DICKERSON, TINERINO, PLATZ & VIATOR. Finally the exciting top seven pose-down after some more compulsory poses. Then the complete awards from 6th place through to Arnold in 1st place. The top 7 existed as there was a tie between Walker and Callender till they were re-judged with 6th place finally going to Roger Walker.

Our DVD is a digitally remastered film to DVD transfer, with some music added in places. Mostly some live ORIGINAL MUSIC soundtrack can be heard in the background, with special voice-over comments from Wayne Gallasch who filmed this historic contest on super 8 film. Being that the contest was shot almost 40 years ago on 8mm film, the best technology available to Wayne at the time, this is an historic DVD and not meant to be a state of the art, modern day video production - such as those now shot on HD video.
This is very rare footage of an incredible event, not available anywhere else. Please regard it as a true collector's item and enjoy it for what it is.

All photos were purchased and licensed from Robert Nailon for this DVD set and remain his copyright.

See the 1980 Mr. Olympia JUDGES' SCORE CARDS.

Please also read the Special FAQ about the making of this historic DVD set, 1980 Mr. Olympia FAQ.


The Comeback: Arnold at the 1980 Mr. Olympia The Comeback: Arnold at the 1980 Mr. Olympia  

This is the story of one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Also starring with Arnold are Tom Platz plus appearances by a number of the Mr. Olympia contenders - Frank Zane, Boyer Coe, Dennis Tinerino, Mike Mentzer, Chris Dickerson, Samir Bannout, Roy Callendar and Roger Walker. Includes scenes of Arnold training in the gym in Sydney, plus contest pump room scenes, interviews, and contest posing by some of the other competitors. See the complete posing routines of Arnold, Platz and Zane, plus the incredible posedown.

V-144DVD | $39.95

Arnold - The Early Years Arnold - The Early Years  

Apart from the 73 minutes of early contest and outdoor posing footage of Arnold and Franco, the bonus material from this collector's DVD includes more recent out-takes, on-stage and behind the scenes video from the Arnold Classic. See approximately 109 minutes of 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 all time.
GMV-250DVD | $49.95

Pumping Iron Pumping Iron  

The 25th Anniversary special edition DVD of Pumping Iron is now available. Most of the film focuses on the intense rivalry and competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.

The production also features some segments on other bodybuilders such as Franco Columbu, Ken Waller, Mike Katz, Ed Corney, Serge Nubret, Paul Grant and other top men of that time.

A-1071DVD | $29.95


This Limited Edition Extended Director’s Cut* with over 10 minutes of new scenes, is not available in DVD stores!

“Generation Iron” follows the world’s top seven bodybuilders as they fight to bring home the coveted Mr. Olympia title. The film features current Mr. Olympia title holder Phil Heath, along with Kai Greene, Branch Warren, Dennis Wolf, Ben Pakulski, Hidetada Yamagishi and Roelly Winklaar.


(See my 1980 contest ticket and program at the bottom of this page! You will see that I shot this contest from the 3rd row from the front, Row C, and central seat #38.  Wayne Gallasch.)

The BEST IN AUSTRALIA amateur men's contest at this Olympia is shown in another DVD and was won by JOHN TERILLI, see V-100DVD.

RUNNING:  82 minutes.  

1980 Mr. Olympia - The Results
1  Arnold Schwarzenegger - Austria/USA 
2  Chris Dickerson - USA
3  Frank Zane - USA
4  Boyer Coe - USA
5  Mike Mentzer - USA
6  Roger Walker - Australia
7  Roy Callender - Canada
8  Dennis Tinerino - USA
9  Tom Platz - USA
10  Danny Padilla - USA
11  Ed Corney - USA
12  Tony Emmott - UK 
13  Roy Duval - UK 
14  Casey Viator - USA
15  Samir Bannout - Lebanon 
16  Ken Waller - USA

Customer Comments:

Hello Wayne.

Its Steve Buccilli again.
I received the 1980 Mr. Olympia dvd (2 disc set). As I watched it tears almost came to my eyes. What a great thing you have done for the sport to perserve the memories and contest on footage.
Its amazing to see how the sport has progressed, but at the same time how impressive the guys in that show where.
Even though they were 25 to 60 lbs (or 12.5 kgs, to 27 kgs) lighter then todays athletes they still impressed me. Not only that but its my opinion that they looked better. No distended guts, and the posing routines were all majestic.
Then it hit me. You were there! You got to see it! Its my opinion that you have lived a charmed life.
I cannot thank you and your family, and your company enough for doing what you have done. If I ever win $1,000,000.00 I'll buy your entire stock of dvd's and ! videos!
Thanks again, Wayne. 


Click here to read a customer review on this DVD.

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See Wayne' Opera House contest ticket and Programme below:

UNIQUE POSTERS FROM GMV NOW AVAILABLE.                                            

Master photographer Wayne Gallasch has selected some of the very best muscle photos from his archives and is releasing the first one as a limited edition full color poster. For Mike Mentzer posing at the famous Muscle Rocks, USA. Please click here.


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