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Recorded from a high quality master VHS onto a DVD+R

Very Good Picture Quality

Time: 1hr. 47mins. (Full length)

Disc only in plastic sleeve. No artwork.

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Synopsis:
Pumping Iron II: The Women (1985) is a documentary film about
female bodybuilding, focusing on several women as they prepare for
and compete in the 1983 Caesars World Cup.Pumping Iron II was made
as a follow-up to the groundbreaking 1977 film Pumping Iron. The
Caesars World Cup was a contest created specifically for the film.
The competitors were a mix of professional and amateur
bodybuilders, which was actually a violation of IFBB rules. Charles
Gaines, one of the writers of the film, was included on the
contest's judging panel. He was interviewed for the movie but not
identified, and had never previously seen a female bodybuilding
contest.Pumping Iron II has been criticized for not providing
an honest look at the sport. The 1985 production focuses primarily
on Bev Francis and Rachel McLish. Francis was actually a world
champion powerlifter with no bodybuilding experience (though
she later became one of the top competitors in the sport in the
late 1980s). She arrived in the US and was trained during filming
by 1972 AAU Mr. America, Steve Michalik, who also guest posed in
the film. Francis was easily the most muscular woman in the
contest, but lacked the "feminine" physique of female bodybuilders
of the time, and finished only eighth. McLish, a two-time Ms.
Olympia winner, was the most successful woman in the sport's
history at that time. Though she had done more than any other woman
to popularize the sport, the producers chose to portray her as the
"villain".

Other bodybuilders featured in the film include Kris
Alexander, Lori Bowen, Lydia Cheng, Gladys Portugues, and the
contest winner, Carla Dunlap. The film was based on the book
Pumping Iron II: The Unprecedented Woman.

As of January, 2009, the DVD of this movie is out of print.