What’s On TV This Week (March 6 – March 12)

by Michael Lauck on March 6, 2017 · 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. Movie titles and dates are based on the channel listings and usually reflect US release versions. The scriptures say “the wise man always checks local listings”.
 
Okay… This is a weird week. It isn’t overflowing with movies, but there are a decent amount… especially if you like the KICKBOXER films! What is weird is that a mainstay of martial arts viewing is pretty much disappearing. After weeks of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER being on multiple channels every single day, this week it is only on WGN and only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with a single episode at 9:00 AM! If the adventures of the world’s most bad ass law enforcement officer were getting you through the week you are in for a rough ride!

Monday

March 6, 2017

On the movie side of things, IFC kicks everything off at 12:15 AM Monday with MORTAL KOMBAT (1995) followed by MORTAL KOMBAT ANNIHILATION (1997) at 2:30 AM. Sony picks up the action at 11:25 AM with KICKBOXER 2: THE ROAD BACK (1991) followed by KICKBOXER 3: THE ART OF WAR (1992)at 1:05 PM and Sundance finishes off the day with a 9:00 PM showing of the original KARATE KID (1984).

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TUESDAY

March 7, 2017
Tuesday starts with Sundance showing KARATE KID PART II (1986) at midnight. Sony jumps in with KICKBOXER 2: THE ROAD BACK at 6:50 AM, then KICKBOXER 3: THE ART OF WAR at 8:30 AMKICKBOXER 4: THE AGGRESSOR (1994) at 10:10 AM and KICKBOXER 5: REDEMPTION (1994) at 11:50 AM. Then Sundance is back in the mix with the original KARATE KID at 6:00 PMKARATE KID PART II at 9:00 PM and KARATE KID PART III (1989) at 11:30 PM.

WEDNESDAY

March 8, 2017

Wednesday looks a whole lot like Tuesday, but a few new titles slip in the mix. Get TV offers up THE MASTER GUNFIGHTER (1975) at 1:30 AM before Sony airs KICKBOXER 4: THE AGGRESSOR at 4:05 AM and KICKBOXER 5: REDEMPTION at 5:45 AM. AMC is showing MARKED FOR DEATH (1990) at 10:00 AM and, honestly, I think you can make a fair argument that it is one of, if not the, best Seagal movies ever made. Sundance crane kicks its way back into the schedule with KARATE KID at 2:00 PMKARATE KID PART II at 5:00 PM and KARATE KID PART III at 7:30 PM. USA puts a bow of Wednesday with KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE (2016), the KICKBOXER reboot, at 10:00 PM. They have already announced two sequels to this movie, by the way. KICKBOXER: RETALIATION, which has already been shot and should be out fairly soon and KICKBOXER: SYNDICATE to complete the trilogy. If you want to jump into the reboots but don’t want to watch USA’s edited version, KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE is on Netflix.

THURSDAY

March 9, 2017

Thursday brings KARATE KID PART III again on Sundance at 2:55 AM. HDNet Movie is showing NOWHERE TO RUN (1993) at 7:10 AM before Sundance trots out KARATE KID again at 9:30 AM and KARATE KID PART II at 12:30 PM. El Rey has SHAOLIN AVENGERS (1976) at 3:00 PM and then CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000) at 8:00 PM and FIVE DEADLY VENOMS (1978) at 10:30 PM. Sony rounds out the day with THE BIG HIT (1998) at 8:15 PM and again at 11:55 PM.

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FRIDAY

March 10, 2017

Friday brings some new titles to the week starting with KISS OF THE DRAGON (2001) at midnight on FXM (and again at 2:00 AM). El Rey is showing CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON again at 12:30 AM before KID WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (1979) at 3:00 AM. Sony is trotting out the Seagal vs vampire flick AGAINST THE DARK (2009) at 5:15 AM and following up with THE MASTER GUNFIGHTER at 9:10 AM. TCM is airing the historic Spencer Tracy film BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1954) at 1:15 PM before FXX closes out the day early with 47 RONIN (2013) at 3:30 PM.

SATURDAY

March 11, 2017

Saturday mixes up things a bit when AMC airs Jackie Chan’s PROJECT A (1983) at 4:00 AM. USA repeats KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE at 9:00 AM while Spike is showing THE EXPENDABLES (2010) at the same time. FXX is showing the Keanu Reeves’ 47 RONIN again at 11:00 AM and the day ends early with THE EXPENDABLES 3 (2014) on Spike at 11:30 AM.

SUNDAY

March 12, 2017

Sunday is kind of slow, but at least sees more new entries into the week when El Rey plays ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN (1967) at 9:30 AMRETURN OF THE ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN (1969) at noonNEW ONE ARMED SWORDSMAN (1971) at 2:00 PM and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON at 4:00 PM. HDNet closes out the week with the martial arts parody KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST (2002) at 7:35 PM.


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