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Vintage Strongman Footage?


#1

anyone know of a good resource to get some older strongman videos? i wasnt really into it until recently, but a few of my searches online havent turned up anything. id really prefer not to just watch a few minutes of youtube clips if i can get a DVD's worth, or a box set even.

thanks in advnace,

Chad


#2

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=114&pid=845


#3

thanks for the link but not exactly what i was looking for. you know how in the 2009 strongman events they were showing clips from different competitions from back in 1985? that kind of stuff, i want a copy of the 1985 worlds strongest man finals.


#4

http://www.theworldsstrongestman.com/store.php


#5

This is a touchy subject, because I dont endorse piracy at all. But let me just say that these products are overpriced and of an inferior quality. The picture quality is shit compared to what a friend recorded off of tv, the 3 dvds come stacked in a holder - I just ordered the raising the bar trilogy and it came in a dvd case with a separate clip for each disc; IMG, with more money than God, just stacks them. They are one of the most bare-bones, shoe-string, customer-UNfriendly companies I know. If you can, find someone who's recorded them, and get it from them. IMG sucks.


#6

thanks for the info KBC - i got the 80s and 90s highlight DVDs from that website, it was 37 dollars shipped for both, which is about 17 hours of footage. unfortunately i dont know anyone with copies or else i would have asked to at least borrow them.

My only problem with the worldsstrongestman.com site is that the DVDs ship as region 2, europe. I know i can watch that one a computer but i dont know if i want to nestle up on my laptop to watch 17 hours of strongman, would rather watch it on the plasma. hopefully my DVD player plays multi region...


#7

Do you have an HD tv? Buy an HDMI cable, they're liek $20 or less on overstock.com - also, i think mine plays on dvd, it's just B&W