1980 Mr. Olympia (DVD)

AUD $29.95

V-103-DVD  Open Region DVD  Duration:  82 mins  Preview Clip

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. The most controversial and the most popular Mr. Olympia DVD of all time! Strictly a hard core contest DVD showing all competitors.




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.

1980 Mr. Olympia

1980 Mr. Olympia

Arnold 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.

Photo right taken of Arnold during the Prejudging. The IFBB on-stage official in Dennis Stallard of Wales, a former Mr. Britain winner from 1951.

To better illustrate this HISTORIC DVD, we made a huge separate PHOTO GALLERY PAGE, with Arnold and many of the other competitors including group shots.


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:
seen again –

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.

It 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.

1980 Mr. Olympia JUDGE’S SCORECARDS.

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

The BEST IN AUSTRALIA amateur men’s contest is shown in another DVD and was won by JOHN TERILLI.

Arnold - winner of the 1980 Mr. Olympia

Arnold – winner of the 1980 Mr. Olympia

Arnold – winner of the 1980 Mr. Olympia

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 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

See Wayne’ Opera House contest ticket and Programme below:

Arnold & Frank Zane

Arnold & Frank Zane

Customer Comments:

Hello Wayne, It’s 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.

Customer review also by Steve Bucilli

1980 Mr. Olympia Program

1980 Mr. Olympia Program

“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.

For more details on “how and why” this video was made, 1980 Mr. Olympia FAQ.

Ticket to the 1980 Mr. O

Ticket to the 1980 Mr. O