Just over a month after Disney released the live-action version of Mulan on Disney+ as part of a new “Premier Access” program, Disney will be releasing the film on other digital platforms.
It will be released on October 6th for $29.99, on multiple digital platforms including Amazon, Vudu, and others. It’s unclear if Disney will also be offering a cheaper rental option as well.
Mulan was originally going to be released in cinemas in March, but was delayed multiple times due to the Coronavirus situation, resulting in the digital release of the film.
Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
This is no doubt a last-ditch effort to try to claw back as much money as possible, as the movie cost over $200 million dollars to make and offering the movie on more platforms, seems to suggest Mulan did underperform as premium purchase.
It will also no doubt anger some fans who wanted to purchase a digital version of the film to own, rather than via Disney+ with a subscription.
“Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Tzi Ma as Zhou, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Honghui; Ron Yuan as Sergeant Qiang; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin, suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” The producers are Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Jason Reed, with Bill Kong, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Coddington and Mario Iscovich serving as executive producers.
Mulan will be coming to Disney+ on December 4th for all subscribers.
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