Variety has brought the word that Director Serge Ou’s new documentary chronicling The Rise Of The Martial Arts film genre has been acquired by Giant Pictures who will release the film on Digital Platforms the same day that it will have its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

If you’re a fan of the fists and feet genre, like me, then this will be a no brainer viewing experience as it delves into the history of cinematic ass kicking throughout the years.

Filling a long overdue gap with a thoroughly examined, endlessly entertaining, and utterly wonderful documentary looking at the width and breadth of the history of kung fu movies, IRON FISTS AND KUNG FU KICKS is a blazing roundhouse of a film that splits at the seams with interviews, anecdotes, and utterly outrageous memories.

Starting in the early ‘60s with the establishment of the Shaw Brothers studio, and traveling all the way to the current stars of the genre, director Serge Ou chooses the best of the best to demonstrate how kung fu movies became a global phenomenon. Interviewing everyone from experts like Grady Hendrix, to stars Cheng Pei-Pei and Cynthia Rothrock, as well as choreographer/directors like Yuen Woo-Ping and many, many more, IRON FISTS AND KUNG FU KICKS is paced to match the martial arts films that are its subject, and breathlessly takes the audience on a journey from Hong Kong to New York to Australia and more.

Produced by Veronica Fury with Nate Bolotin and Todd Brown executing producing for XYZ Films, the film will be available on Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, FandangoNow, Xbox, and Redbox. DVD online retailers are Walmart.com, Best Buy, and Barnes & Noble.

An ass whipping new trailer dropped a while back and you can check it out below ahead of its September 17th premiere at Fantasia Fest and all Digital Platforms!