Devotees of the “Rocky” franchise can anticipate the direct to the on-demand release of a new documentary on June 9 celebrating the character titled, “40 Years of ‘Rocky’: The Birth of a Classic.”

The film, described by the man himself, Sylvester Stallone, will bypass its original plan to release on Epix, settling on a straight-to-home release. “Rocky” debuted in 1976, recounting the story of an up-and-coming boxer who becomes well known after he gets a title shot tossed his direction. The film was an enormous achievement and generated five sequels and two spinoff films.

The narrative guarantees at no other time seen the footage and a top to bottom and individual glance at the creation of the film, including tales from Stallone himself.

“The documentary is a golden nugget for ‘Rocky’ fans and casual audiences alike,” writer and producer Derek Wayne Johnson said in a statement (via Indiewire). “It’s a charming piece of film history narrated by Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone, and will give audiences an intimate, and at times, emotional experience. We’re proud of the film, and audiences can expect new stories and new footage that they’ve never seen before in a blend of director John Avildsen’s home movies, rehearsal footage, and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the ultimate underdog film.”

The outlet noticed this won’t be the first occasion when that Johnson has investigated the Rocky establishment. He recently coordinated the 2017 film “John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs” about the popular chief behind “Rocky” and “Karate Kid.”

The trailer for the forthcoming documentary gives watchers a taste of what’s in store, as Stallone describes how he felt every one of those years prior when he thought about the Rocky character, noticing it resembled understanding your closest companion was with all of you along for a mind-blowing duration.

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