I was watching my disc last night and the making of section has some incredibly cool stuff that isn't actually in the film. They shot 100 hours of stock and the film is 90 minutes, so obviously there's a load of stuff that didn't make it in there. I'm sure many have seen it before (as have I) but it struck me how much camaraderie these guys had back then.
There's one really cool scene where Arnold is sitting around in Golds with Franco, Ken Waller and others and Arnold is busting Franco's balls about his side chest shot - "No Franco, not front chest! Side chest! (Franco turns to the side) AH! You see....things change a little bit when we turn to the side!" And they are all laughing their asses off. Just a great moment.
Also, the whole thing about how they finished financing the movie by having Arnold, Zane and Ed Corney do a posing exhibition at the Whitney museum - The muscular physique as art. They expected maybe 2,000 and over 5,000 people showed up. They were tossing the admission money on the floor because it wouldn't fit in the cash register!! The slowly spinning platform they stood on was really cool....
Another great outtake is at Arnold's bachelor pad - Waller is there with a bunch of other people, and Robbie Robinson shows up and a visibly drunk Arnold insists that he hit a front double biceps pose for some chick - he's slurring his words, holding a bottle of booze and corrects himself after saying "front shot".....very funny.
And the scenes of him at Reg Park's house are great. Awesome to see Reg on film looking thick and big, hanging with Arnold.
Anyway, it's really cool shit if you've never seen it, you should check it out. : )