Spike TV will jettison its regular schedule today and instead run a David Carradine marathon, honoring the actor who died in Bangkok last week at age 72 under odd circumstances.

Running from 2 p.m. through 3 a.m. EST/PST time, the marathon will consist of repeat showings of both Kill Bill films, as well as one airing of the 2008 Spike TV miniseries Kung Fu Killer, which teamed Carradine with his Kill Bill co-star Daryl Hannah.

Kung Fu Killer is a rather unfortunate legacy for Carradine, but since Spike TV owns the thing -- as well as broadcast rights for Kill Bill -- it's easy to see why they'd drag it out now. Still, it's just not very good, and it's too bad that they don't have a better Carradine property that would honor him more appropriately.

Set in 1929, the flick follows an American-born monk name White Crane (Carradine) who returns to his home monastery in China after roaming the earth, Kwai Chang Caine-style, for a couple of decades. But wouldn't you know it -- a bunch of bad guys kill all the monks, and White Crane vows vengeance on the crime boss responsible, who also plans to kill oodles of people with a deadly gas if White Crane doesn't stop him.
categories Cinematical