What’s On TV This Week (June 13 – June 19)

by Michael Lauck on June 12, 2016 · 0 comments in Buddhist Blog

*TV listings are as fluid as a tai chi fighter and may change without notice. Channels may also vary schedules by region. The scriptures say “the wise man always checks local listings.”*

This is a big week for movies… BIG! And I hope your dad wants to watch KICKBOXER movies because El Rey is running a franchise marathon on Father’s Day weekend. It all kicks off at 12:30 AM Monday with GAME OF DEATH (1978), followed by VALLEY OF THE FANGS (1970) at 2:30 AM, and THE YOUNG TIGER (1977) at 4:30 AM, all on El Rey. The afternoon picks up with THE EXPENDABLES (2010) on Spike at 3:00 PM, then CYBORG (2008) at 4:00 PM on El Rey, and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1990) at 5:00 PM on SyFy. Spike continues with EXPENDABLES 2 (2012) at 5:30 PM, then TURTLES 2: SECRET OF THE OOZE (1991) at 7:00 PM on SyFy, THE EXPENDABLES again on Spike at 8:00 PM, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES at 10:00 PM on SyFy, and EXPENDABLES 2 on Spike at 10:30 PM. El Rey is running a mini-marathon of AMERICAN NINJA movies with AMERICAN NINJA (1985) at 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM Tuesday, AMERICAN NINJA 2: THE CONFRONTATION (1987) at 8:00 PM  and 2:00 AM Tuesday, and, you guessed it, AMERICAN NINJA 3: BLOOD HUNT (1989) at 10:00 PM and 4:00 AM Tuesday.

Tuesday is more than just AMERICAN NINJA, though. SYFY has THE WARRIOR’S WAY (2010) at 10:30 AM, TURTLES 2: SECRET OF THE OOZE at 4:30 PM, and BLADE (1998) at 6:30 PM. El Rey also has STREET FIGHTER (1994, the JCVD one) at 4:00 PM, and Sony finishes the day with THE MASTER GUNFIGHTER at 10:00 PM, and starts with it at Wednesday at 2:20 AM, too!

Wednesday is the slow day this week; BLADE (1998) at 3:00 PM on SyFy, and BLOODSPORT (1988) on El Rey at 10:00 PM are the only other things on!

Thursday brings STREET FIGHTER (JCVD) at midnight on El Rey, who then also bring you CYBORG at 2:00 AM. AMC offers up ENTER THE DRAGON (1973) at 11:30 AM and MGM has REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS (1985) at 1:25 PM. Everything else is El Rey with THE REBEL INTRUDERS (1980) at 4:00 PM, THE FLYING DAGGER (1969) at 6:00 PM, FIST OF FURY (1972) at 8:00 PM, and GAME OF DEATH at 10:30 PM.

Friday is almost as sad as Wednesday. It only has FIST OF FURY at 12:30 AM, GAME OF DEATH at 3:00 AM, both on El Rey, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN (1999) at 5:25 AM on Sony, and 47 RONIN (2013) at 5:30 PM on FXM.

Saturday and Sunday are dominated by the Muay Thai mayhem of the KICKBOXER films on El Rey. We’ll cover everything else and then list the marathon details. Saturday starts with 47 RONIN at 1:00 AM on FXM, and also sees THE LAST DRAGON (1985) at 9:00 AM on Sony, NINJA ASSASSIN (2009) at 4:30 PM, NEVER BACK DOWN 2: THE BEATDOWN (2011) at 6:30 PM, and STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN LI (2009) at 9:00 PM, all on Fuse.

Sunday brings another showing of SF: LEGEND OF CHUN LI at noon, NINJA ASSASSIN at 2:00 PM, NBD2: THE BEATDOWN at 4:00 PM, and HAYWIRE (2012) at 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM, all on Fuse.

Finally, here are your times of the KICKBOXER films on El Rey:

KICKBOXER (1989): Saturday 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM

KICKBOXER 2: THE ROAD BACK (1991): Saturday 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, Sunday midnight, noon and 4:00 PM

KICKBOXER III: THE ART OF WAR (1992): Saturday 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Sunday 2:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM

KICKBOXER 4: THE AGGRESSOR (1994): Saturday noon and 4:00 PM, Sunday 4:00 AM, 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM

KICKBOXER 5: THE REDEMPTION (1994): Saturday 2:00 PM, Sunday 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM

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