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The Comeback: Arnold at the 1980 Mr. Olympia
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Duration: 56 mins
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The Comeback
The 1980 Mr. Olympia held at the Sydney Opera House...As it Happened.



In one of the greatest comebacks of all time, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER returns to the world bodybuilding arena after five years away as a Hollywood movie star.

See how the multi-million dollar film superstar and 6 times Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his comeback to the world bodybuilding stage at the Sydney Opera House in an attempt to win the title for a 7th time.


Normally bodybuilders spend years preparing for this ultimate competition - the Mr. Olympia. Can Arnold prepare in only 8 weeks when the other competitors have taken years to get ready for the greatest competition ever?


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. 
This is a slice of Aussie history from the golden age of bodybuilding in a special new DVD edition of The Comeback.


The contest was staged and promoted by Paul Graham. This was only the second time that the Mr. Olympia has been held in the Southern Hemisphere.


Director of photography Andrew Lesnie won an Academy Award in 2002 for Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring.


10 minutes of rare early footage of Arnold working out at age 19.

Running time: 46 mins PLUS 10 mins Bonus Special Material
TRT: 56 mins

Click here for the Arnold Photo Gallery of mostly solo poses

1980 Mr. Olympia 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 Callendar - 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

Aspect Ratio 4:3  Audio 2.0  At one time this original film with no extras was also sold under the title of "Total Rebuild".

This NEW DVD version is from Visual Entertainment Inc.

1980 Mr. Olympia - 2 DVD set 1980 Mr. Olympia - 2 DVD Set  
SPECIAL EDITION DVD DIGITALLY REMASTERED. 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 prejudging footage plus the show. The most controversial Mr. Olympia of all time! Strictly a hard core contest DVD showing all competitors.
V-103DVDSP | $49.95

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.


                                                                                                    * Pictures taken from actual COMEBACK DVD.

Click here to read Arnold Schwarzenegger's early contest history 1963 - 66.


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