Special two-day martial arts movie marathon on specialty cable network will feature a tribute broadcast of Enter the Dragon and films such as Challenge of the Masters, The Deadly Breaking Sword and others!

Tune in to the El Rey Network for its 48-hour "Way of the Turkey" Thanksgiving Kung Fu Marathon, starting Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 6 a.m. (EST). For those who don't know, the El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, jointly owned by Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios Inc. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network seeks to "unite the most culturally diverse generation in history through fearless, badass and original content that awakens the renegade in everyone." The network's action-packed content is anchored by original signature dramas, feature films and grindhouse pieces as well as cult-classic action, horror and science-fiction films. Watch the El Rey Network trailer here ... ... and check out general information about its kung fu films here. According to the El Rey Network press release for this Thanksgiving marathon, its lineup will include a special tribute airing of Enter the Dragon on November 27, 2014, at 10:12 a.m. to coincide with the day and time of Bruce Lee's birth. The airing also will celebrate what would have been Bruce Lee's 74th birthday.


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The marathon is slated to end on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at roughly 6 a.m. (EST). The films will air in the following order:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Challenge of the Masters — 6 a.m. (EST) The Deadly Breaking Sword — 8 a.m. (EST) Enter the Dragon — 10:12 a.m. (EST) (7:12 a.m. Pacific Time — the time Bruce Lee was born on this day in 1940 in San Francisco, the year and hour of the dragon) All Men Are Brothers — 12:30 p.m. (EST) The Kung Fu Instructor — 2:45 p.m. (EST) Ten Tigers of Kwangtung — 5 p.m. (EST) ENCORE: The Deadly Breaking Sword — 7 p.m. (EST) ENCORE: All Men Are Brothers — 9:15 p.m. (EST) ENCORE: The Kung Fu Instructor — 11:30 p.m. (EST)    

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Kid From Kwangtung — 1:45 a.m. (EST) ENCORE: Challenge of the Masters — 4 a.m. (EST) ENCORE: Ten Tigers of Kwangtung — 6 a.m. (EST) ENCORE: Kid From Kwangtung — 8:15 a.m. (EST) Mad Monkey Kung Fu — 10:30 a.m. (EST) Legendary Weapons of China — 1 p.m. (EST) Golden Swallow — 3:15 p.m. (EST) Blood Brothers — 5:30 p.m. (EST) ENCORE: Mad Monkey Kung Fu — 8:30 p.m. (EST) ENCORE: Legendary Weapons of China — 10:45 p.m. (EST)    

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

ENCORE: Golden Swallow — 1 a.m. (EST) ENCORE: Blood Brothers — 3:15 a.m. (EST) Visit elreynetwork.com for more information.

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