If you're in the U.S. and are anxious to watch Ong-Bak 2: The Beginning, which made it's video-on-demand premiere last week, be prepared to shell out some dough.
Kung Fu Cinema has the rundown on the deal. Here's a snip:
Amazon is charging $9.99 to stream the movie to your PC. In order to watch it on Xbox Live without a premium subscription you’ll have to purchase 1200 “Microsoft Points” and the cheapest option is to buy two bundles of 500 and 1000 points totaling $19.00. I couldn’t find a price point for Comcast but a lot of their premium On Demand titles cost $3.99, although this requires both a Comcast subscription and a digital cable box which costs extra.
The first Ong-Bak is currently selling on DVD for $10 to $15 new. In other words, you could be spending the same amount the future DVD release of Ong-Bak 2 costs to own just to watch it once in a lower-quality format on your computer.
Bottom line, says Kung Fu Cinema, wait for the Region 1 DVD, which shouldn't be too much longer.
Or, heck, go watch it in the cinema. A limited U.S. release is planned by distributor Magnolia for October 23.