Retailboy, I agree 100%. I thought the movie was fascinating. I purchased the film as soon as it came out on DVD. If you are even remotely passionate about supplements, steroids, bodybuilding, or power lifting you will enjoy this movie. Having your spouse/significant other watch this with you will make it all the more worthwhile.
About time someone made a documentary that did not make the same argument, “steroids are bad”, and challenged viewers to think and come to their own conclusions.
By the way, I haven’t been to Gold’s in Venice for years. I am extremely passionate about training, hold a normal job, have a family, and have never competed professionally. I visited Golds a couple of times when I was in Venice for work and loved training there. I was very disappointed to see the posters of Arnold come down. At the same point, I loved the filmmakers father’s explanation of Arnold and the fallibility of man.
Anyways, great film, great subject, and a great piece of work.