Network Press Release
Written By Amanda Kondolojy
January 13th, 2015
LET THE BLOOD RUN WITH EL REY NETWORK’S DJANGO MARATHON STARTING AT 2 PM/ET ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 31st
DJANGO MARATHON FEATURES THREE CLASSIC GENRE FILMS AND INTRODUCTIONS BY EL REY NETWORK FOUNDER ROBERT RODRIGUEZ AND LEGENDARY DIRECTOR ENZO G. CASTELLARI
January 13, 2015 – Austin, TX - El Rey Network will air a Django Marathon on Saturday, January 31 featuring three Spaghetti Westerns that have inspired generations of filmmakers including El Rey Network creator Robert Rodriguez and DJANGO UNCHAINED Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino. The triple feature kicks off with DJANGO at 2 PM/ET followed by DJANGO KILL…IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT! at 4 PM/ET and very special showing of KEOMA at 6:30 PM/ET hosted by the film’s director Enzo G. Castellari.
Saturday, January 31 at 2:00pm
DJANGO, the 1966 film included in Quentin Tarantino’s top 20 ‘Spaghetti Westerns’, follows Django (the legendary Franco Nero) as a coffin-dragging gunslinger who enters a town caught between two quarreling groups, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits. The influential film, directed by Sergio Corbucci, is a masterpiece in the genre as it introduced unprecedented action inspiring numerous films including Tarantino’s own modern rendition, DJANGO UNCHAINED. “His West was the most violent, surreal and pitiless landscape of any director in the history of the genre” – Tarantino referring to Corbucci’s landscape.
DJANGO KILL… IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT
Saturday, January 31 at 4:00pmThe masterful DJANGO KILL…IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT! reintroduces a version of Django as a Mexican outlaw and leader of a band of thieves that work to steal a precious cargo of gold. After a fierce battle with some Americans who turn on him, Django is left badly injured and presumed dead. However, the unyielding bandit refuses to die and crawls his way out of his shallow grave to continue his relentless pursuit for the gold and a bloody vengeance.
Saturday, January 31 at 6:30pm - hosted by director Enzo G. Castellari
In KEOMA, Franco Nero once again stars as Keoma a part Indian part white outlaw who returns home to find himself caught in a savage battle between his half-brothers and a ruthless tyrant. Enzo G. Castellari directs this one-of-a-kind classic regarded by fans and critics as a true ‘Spaghetti Western’ masterpiece. Featuring exclusive introductions from Castellari himself.
El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites 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, grindhouse genre, cult classic action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC (www.elreynetwork.com) is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.