Mike Mentzer with Ray Mentzer – The Final Chapter
This 3rd and final video consists of all of our remaining segments of Mike and Ray Mentzer in one super video feature.
It is a tribute to these 2 wonderful bodybuilders who sadly passed away in June 2001. The first half of the video is devoted to Mike with Part 2 showcasing Ray. Here is a brief description of the various segments.
Mike Mentzer Training at Home
The legendary Mike Mentzer at his awesome best – a full length home posing and pumping display with closeups on all body parts. This was filmed in Mike’s apartment, in West L.A. in July 1978. It was the final solo posing session Wayne shot with Mike. He was in ripped pre-contest condition and performed muscle control that will blow your mind, including the incredibly difficult rope isolation pose!! Every muscle fibre, every vein and every sinew was on display as the camera goes right in for some incredible closeups.
Mike displayed each body part in slow, deliberate flexing, rippling poses. He gave his absolute all. Includes oiling, pumping and dumbell workout. A brutal filming session – according to a sweat soaked Mike! See in the photo below what he had to say about this filming session in his comments, written into his training book he signed and gave Wayne at the end of the shoot!
For 21″ arm lovers and those who appreciate the magic and charisma of MIKE MENTZER at his peak, this whole video is a must.
The Mike Mentzer at home segment is the highlight of the video.
Mike training in the gym on his own in 1977 with some posing between exercises.
Guest posing at the 1977 IFBB Mr. America contest in LA.
Pumping with steel cables and posing indoors, 1978.
Guest posing in Los Angeles in April 1978.
1979 Mr. Olympia Heavyweight Class winner – fantastic event footage from 2 different cameras.
1980 final guest posing appearance at the Mr. South Australia contest, May 1980.
NOTE: This video is split 50/50 between Mike and Ray.
Mike’s Contest History:
1970: Mr Pennsylvania – AAU, Winner
10th Mr America – AAU.
2nd: Teen Mr America – AAU, & 2nd Most Muscular.
3rd Mr America – IFBB, Medium
2nd Mr East Coast – IFBB, Medium
2nd Mr USA – IFBB, Medium
Mr America – IFBB, Medium, 1st and Overall Winner
Universe – IFBB, MiddleWeight, 2nd.
North American Championships – IFBB, MiddleWeight, 1st & Overall Winner
Universe – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 2nd.
USA World Qualifier – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st.
USA vs the World – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st.
World Amateur Championships – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st.
Canada Pro Cup – IFBB, 2nd.
Florida Pro Invitational – IFBB, Winner.
Night of Champions – IFBB, 3rd.
Olympia – IFBB, HeavyWeight, 1st.
Pittsburgh Pro Invitational – IFBB, 2nd.
1980 Olympia – IFBB, 5th.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM WAYNE GALLASCH – CEO GMV PRODUCTIONS.
This final video on Mike and Ray has been 12 months in the making as we researched and gathered together all of our material. In the years 1977 and 1978 I took around 250 photos of Mike and Ray. I went through every photo on file in selecting the best ones for the photo gallery. Included are 36 exquisite photos of the brothers which had never ever been scanned or seen before.
You will enjoy this unique look at the Mentzer’s at their peak in both colour and B&W photos. These rare unseen photos were all taken at my various filming sessions with them in those 2 years.
Ray Mentzer – Mr. America and Mr. USA.
This half of the DVD starts off with Ray in contest mode:
1979 IFBB Amateur World Championships where you see Ray placing a very close second to Jusup Wilcosz in the heavyweight class.
1980 Ray Mentzer guest posing at the AAU Mr. America show.
1985 Ray is shown guest posing at the Mr. Capital City show in London.
The video ends with the wonderful 30 minute documentary “Ray Mentzer Mr. America – The man behind the title”. GMV purchased the copyright to this rare gem which has been unseen outside Europe. Full English soundtrack. Shot in Germany in 1981 when Ray was guest posing at the German Championships, it starts out with various sites in and around Munich, Germany. See Ray Interviewed by his friend Rachel McLish, Ms Olympia. The film includes various scenes of Ray posing, eating, jogging, taking his gym workout followed by some rare scenes of Rachel McLish working out.
Ray was quite an all-round sportsman and you even get to see his skill as he goes windsurfing. The climax of the whole documentary shows Ray on stage in an extraordinary, extended posing routine at the 1981 German Bodybuilding Championships.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Video includes a Photo Gallery featuring Mike and Ray.
Photographers & Copyright Warning:
All outdoor and gym photos are by Wayne Gallasch.
1980 Olympia photos are from Robert Nailon.
Other contest photos are by Garry Bartlett.