Once you’ve seen Furious 7 opening day (you know you’re going to…) get more crazy car action by turning to El Rey’s Carmageddon Marathon on Saturday.
Beginning at 10am/9C, El Rey is rolling down the highway with five classic car-driven films – Steven Spielberg’s Duel, a double hit of Mad Max – The Road Warrior and Mad Max:Beyond Thunderdome, Fast Company and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
Follow the jump for times and El Rey’s Carmageddon Marathon teaser.
BLOOD AND OIL WILL BE SPILLED THIS SATURDAY ON EL REY NETWORK
CELEBRATE FAST CARS AND FURIOUS ACTION WITH EL REY NETWORK’S HIGH OCTANE QUINTUPLE FEATURE “CARMAGEDDON” MOVIE MARATHON ON SATURDAY APRIL 4th, STARTING AT 10AM/ET
April 2, 2015 – Austin TX – Start your engines and join El Rey Network’s turbo charged “Carmageddon” movie marathon on Saturday, April 4th beginning at 10AM/ET. Watch five classic carsploitation films starting with Steven Spielberg’s 1971 breakout thriller DUEL at 10AM/ET, followed by Mel Gibson’s return as the iconic Max in THE ROAD WARRIOR at 12PM/ET, and the co-directed George Miller and George Ogilvie MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME at 2:15PM/ET. The fast hitting action and the tricked out rides continue as El Rey Network brings extra horsepower home with and David Cronenberg’s electrifying drag race feature FAST COMPANY at 4:45PM/ET, followed by Martin Scorsese’s fuel injected psychological thriller TAXI DRIVER at 6:45 PM/ET.
Below, please find the programming schedule for El Rey Network’s “Carmageddon” Marathon:
SATURDAY, APRIL 4th
DUEL at 10:00 AM/ET
Written by Richard Matheson and based on his own short story, the Steven Spielberg directed thriller features David Mann (Dennis Weaver) as a business man traveling through the desert. During his ride he encounters a grimy and rusty truck and its psychotic driver with a lead foot and a clear intent to kill.
Features: 1971 Plymouth Valiant sedan, 1955 Peterbilt 281 tanker truck, and 1971 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan
THE ROAD WARRIOR at 12:00PM/ET
Also known as Mad Max 2, this 1981 Australian post-apocalyptic action film is masterfully directed by George Miller. Mel Gibson plays Max Rockatansky former Australian policeman living in the wild Australian outback. Max agrees to help defend and protect a group of settlers living in a gasoline refinery from a roving band of marauders and ends up rediscovering his humanity in the process.
Features: Ford Falcon XB Coupe, Supercharged V-8 Pursuit Special, 1973 Valiant VH coupe, 1959 Desoto, several modified F100s, and other custom vehicles including the famous dune buggies.
MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME at 2:15PM/ET
Co-directed by George Ogilvie, this is the third installment of George Miller’s Australian post-apocalyptic Mad Max film franchise. In this film Max is rescued by a tribe of children when he is banished from Bartertown, a seedy desert town where people go to trade food, water, weapons, and supplies. Set 15 years after THE ROAD WARRIOR, this Ozploitation film stars Tina Turner as Aunty Entity, Bartertown’s evil queen who vanishes Max from her community, and is the last film to feature Gibson as Max.
Features: 1965 Mack H/D, 1959 Chrysler Royal, modified Ford Fairlane ZF-ZG or Ford F-150
FAST COMPANY at 4:45PM/ET
FAST COMPANY is directed by Canadian film maker David Cronenberg, and follows the story of a drag racer, portrayed by veteran tough guy William Smith, and his villainous manager. An early departure from Cronenberg’s visceral horror, the film features gritty drama and features exciting racetrack footage.
TAXI DRIVER at 6:45PM/ET
Travis Bickle, played by Robert De Niro, is a Vietnam War veteran who suffers from chronic insomnia; to cope with is condition he spends his nights as a taxi driver in New York City. The decadence and sleaze of the city urge him to violent action as he slips into deep isolation and is eventually driven over the edge by his perceived powerlessness. Directed by Martin Scorsese, this award winning psychological thriller also features Jodi Foster and Harvey Keitel.
Features: 1975 Checker Taxicab
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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.