Disney has announced the date that Chinese theaters will be releasing ‘Mulan.” The film will be released on September 11th. The film will be released for purchase on Disney+ this Friday, September 4th.
It’s surprising that they decided to release it to the streaming service ahead of the Chinese market, especially since they worked so hard to appeal to that demographic. But the film has faced several release date changes and frankly Disney needs to make money.
It’s unclear what other markets will be getting a theatrical release of the film or when. But for now, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the U.K. and some other European countries will be getting the option to pay between $25-$30 USD for the rights to stream it and kind of “own” the film. But to access your purchase you need to continue your Disney+ subscription. Honestly, it’s kind of crap, but desperate times I guess.
The film stars Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan and Yoson An as Cheng Honghui, with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. Mulan is directed by Niki Caro.
Mulan’s official synopsis:
“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.”
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