Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ong-Bak 2 VOD 'overpriced'

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.


  1. Hello, last July 2009 we were in Bangkok. At the movie theatre we saw the trailer of a thai movie shot in Italy. It's like a teen-movie about two thai girls who come to visit Italy.

    Can you please tell us the english title? It was written in thai (we're Italian).

    Thank you ^_^

    Sally and Franco

  2. Well, since you say please.

    It's Dear Galileo, shot in Venice and Pisa, among other places.

  3. It does sound expensive.. however, you can enter a draw to win a signed Tony Jaa poster, for free!


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