What’s On TV This Week (September 12 – September 18)

by Michael Lauck on September 11, 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. 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”.*

This week’s television show scheduled is still dominated by WALKER, TEXAS RANGER. It is on at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM Monday through Thursday on WGN, weekdays at 2:00 AM, 3:00 AM, 10:00 PM and 11:00 PM on Inspiration (and Sundays at 8:00 and 9:00 PM) and, just in case none of that fits into your schedule, every night at 8:00 and 9:00 PM on Grit TV.

Movies start out big since Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has brought back late night showings of classic samurai films. At 2:00 AM Monday they have HARAKARI (1962) and SAMURAI REBELLION (1967) at 4:15 AM. Those are easily the pick of the week! Meanwhile, El Rey offers up Lorenzo Lamas in BLOOD FOR BLOOD (1995) at 2:30 AM (which they are repeating at 4:00 PM) and Sundance closes out Monday with KICKBOXER 2: THE ROAD BACK (1991) at 6:00 AM, which also kicks off Tuesday at 4:00 AM, followed by KICKBOXER 3: THE ART OF WAR (1992) at 6:00 AM (both again on Sundance). The only other Tuesday offerings is THE CROW (1994) on El Rey at 6:00 PM. Wednesday has even fewer offerings; all you get is AMC showing KILL BILL VOL 1 (2003) at 8:00 PM and KILL BILL VOL 2 (2004) at 10:30 PM.

tv-9-11-2016-thumbThings pick up Thursday with HIGHLANDER (1986) on HDNet Movie at 10:25. AMC is bringing out KILL BILL VOL 1 again at 2:30 PM and VOL 2 at 5:00 PM. El Rey is breaking out some 70’s martial madness with THE DRAGON MISSILE (1976) at 4:00 PM, WEB OF DEATH (1976) at 5:30 PM, VALLEY OF THE FANGS (1970) at 7:30 PM, THE SHAOLIN ABBOT (1979) at 9:30 PM and SHAOLIN MANTIS (1978) at 11:00 PM. Friday they are repeating WEB OF DEATH at 1:00 AM, THE DRAGON MISSILE at 3:00 AM and THE SHAOLIN ABBOT at 4:30 AM. HDNet Movies offers up HIGHLANDER (1986) at 6:00 AM and then the afternoon picks up with THE FOOT FIST WAY (2006) at 1;45 PM on IFC, THE SPY NEXT DOOR (2010) at 9:45 PM on HDNet Movies and MGM brings Friday to a close with the classic LONE WOLF MCQUADE (1983) at 10:00 PM. Saturday is an extremely light day; HDNet Movies is re-airing THE SPY NEXT DOOR at 1:10 AM followed by GHOST WARRIOR (1984) at 4:15 AM on MGM. Sunday ends the week on a high note, though, starting with KILL BILL VOL 1 at 6:00 AM on AMC. The rest of the day is all El Rey with THE SHAOLIN AVENGERS (1976) at 10:00 AM, CHALLENGE OF THE MASTERS (1976) at noon, ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS (1975) at 2:00 PM, THE KUNG FU INSTRUCTOR (1979) at 4:00 PM and MAN OF IRON (1972) at 6:00 PM.

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