Edko has Ong-Bak 2 set for release on New Year's Day in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong trailer (embedded below) brings plenty of the "real fight", with the "tiger-taming staff" and "turn left Muay Thai fist into kung fu right claw", along with "samurai slasher", "single cut with sword" and "flick of the sabre".
There's speculation at 24 Frames per Second that without a pending North American distribution deal, there's a possibility for an English-subtitled DVD out of Hong Kong around March. But maybe a a deal will be locked in before then? Action fans who were eager for Chocolate earlier this year had to wait a little longer when the emergence of an American deal killed the subtitles in Hong Kong. And subtitled discs of Ong-Bak and Tom Yum Goong were hard to come by until their release outside of Asia. But the divisive Ong-Bak 2 might slip through.
(Via 24 Frames per Second)