Exclusive Video | El Rey Network’s ‘Way of the Turkey’ Kung-Fu Marathon

In martial arts films, there is often the Way of the Tiger, and the Way of the Dragon. But this Thanksgiving, El Rey Network is once again embracing the Way of the Turkey!

El Rey’s second annual Way of the Turkey marathon will begin on Thursday, November 26, and it will run for four straight days with 25 classic Kung-fu films shown back-to-back.

Shannon Lee – the daughter of the legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee – and Lucha Underground’s Dario Cueto will be hosting select movies during the Way of the Turkey marathon. To get everyone in the Kung-fu mood, CraveOnline is proud to premiere this exclusive Way of the Turkey promo video from El Rey!


The Way of the Turkey marathon will kick off with Ten Tigers of Kwangtung on Thursday, November 26 at 6am before coming to an end on Sunday, November 29 at 4am with House of Traps.

Here’s the complete list of the included films in alphabetical order.

“The 36th Chamber of Shaolin”

The anti-Ching patriots, under the guidance of Ho Kuang-han, have secretly set up their base in Canton, disguised as school masters. During a brutal Manchu attack, Lui manages to escape and devotes himself to learning the martial arts in order to seek revenge. In a short period of time he masters the deadly use of his fists, feet and palms, along with such weapons as swords, sticks, and lances. With his learning complete, he takes on the Manchus.

“The Big Boss”

Hosted by Shannon Lee & Dario Cueto
A young man sworn to an oath of non-violence works with his cousins in an ice factory where they mysteriously begin to disappear.

“Challenge of the Masters”

Teenager Wong Fei-hung is sent to train in the art of hung gar kung fu from his father’s teacher, Luk Ah-choy. With training complete, Wong must fight an assassin and regain the honor of his school.

“Clan of the White Lotus”

A martial artist learns special skills to exact revenge from a group of fighters that killed his friends.

“Come Drink With Me”

A group of bandits kidnaps the governor’s son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange.

“Crippled Avengers”

Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

“Executioners from Shaolin”

Hosted by Dario Cueto
A couple unite – she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy’s father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom trains him in crane style while he secretly learns tiger style from his father’s training manual.

“The Five Deadly Venoms”

A dying master sends his last student to check up on five former pupils, who each know a special style of kung fu.

“Five Fingers of Death”

Hosted by Dario Cueto
Promising young student Chi-Hao is sent away to train under a new master in order that he may be able to win a martial arts tournament and thus prevent the local thugs from getting the power and prestige that would come were they to win it.

“Fist of Fury (AKA The Chinese Connection)”

Hosted by Shannon Lee & Dario Cueto
Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) has left his homeland of China and relocated to stay with family in Thailand. Chen, who swore to his mother that he would avoid violence in his new life and even wears a necklace to remind himself of this oath, is tested when he confronts trouble at his job. When he finds out the factory he works at is a cover for a drug ring, and his family members are murdered by members of the gang, he can avoid fighting no more and decides to confront his corrupt boss.

“The Flying Guillotine”

Chen Kuan-tai battles assassins that use a deadly, beheading weapon to kill dissidents. Based on true events, the film’s weapon was completely fabricated because in real life, no one ever survived to tell what the weapon actually looked like.

“Game of Death”

Hosted by Shannon Lee
An actor (Bruce Lee) shot by gangsters fakes his death, has plastic surgery and seeks kung-fu revenge.

“House of Traps”

From the great Chang Cheh comes this highly sought after action spectacular about a team of skilled fighters navigating a house rigged with an array of ingenious and deadly traps.

“Legendary Weapons of China”

A band of killers from an ailing kung fu and magic society are sent on a manhunt for a former member of the society, whose bad mouthing threatens its existence.

“One-Armed Swordsman”

A betrayed kung fu student retreats to live a peaceful existence, until duty forces him to learn a deadly new fighting style and return to a world of violence and vengeance.

“Opium and the Kung-Fu Master”

Opium and the Kung-Fu Master is a 1984 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Tang Chia, who also serves as one of the film’s action directors, and stars Ti Lung as the titular protagonist.

“Ten Tigers of Kwangtung”

Assassins stalk a group of martial-arts students whose fathers risked their lives to save a revolutionary years before.

“Vengeance”

China 1925, a man returns to track down a kill the men who murdered his brother.

“Way of the Dragon”

Hosted by Shannon Lee & Dario Cueto
A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.


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