Bigger, Stronger, Faster
Bigger, Stronger, Faster is a 2008 documentary from the producers of Farenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, which examines steroid use of the director, Christopher Bell and his brothers as they followed the careers of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hulk Hogan, and Sylvester Stallone. Among the commentary in this film are professional athletes, medical experts, fitness center members, and US Congressman who candidly speak about the issue of anabolic steroids.
This powerful and controversial film about the world of steroids, which won the Best Documentary prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Utilizing images of muscle-bound eighties icons and his own family’s history with ’roids (both of his brothers are users), Bell depicts a culture that holds up impossible images of real-life supermen while breeding often-unfounded fears about the drugs that got them there. Along the way, he expertly mixes standard documentary reportage, intensely personal film making, and even a couple of Michael Moore–style stunts — such as when the director’s attempts to interview Arnold Schwarzenegger pay hilarious and unexpected dividends.
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2008
Run Time: 107 minutes