November 6, 2020
The Walt Disney Co. is going all out for the Nov. 10 disc debut of the live-action Mulan. The film will be released on Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD, and its arrival in stores will be accompanied by the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut of the original animated Mulan from 1998.
The two films also will be available together in a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack that also includes digital editions.
Additionally, the live-action Mulan will be available as a collectible Steelbook at Best Buy and packaged with a limited-edition gallery book at Target, while the animated Mulan will also be available as a Best Buy-exclusive Steelbook.
The live-action Mulan, from filmmaker Niki Caro, made headlines over the Labor Day weekend when it bypassed theatrical distribution for in-home premium VOD, at a price of $29.99 that allowed Disney+ subscribers to unlock the movie on the service. It later became available through digital retailers such as FandangoNow and Vudu. AtlasVPN later reported that the remake had become the most in-demand streamed movie in the world in October.
Mulan is about a fearless young woman who 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.
The live-action Mulan 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and regular Blu-ray Disc includes a wealth of bonus features, including:
- “Updating A Classic” — A look at how filmmakers honored the original animated classic.
- “Mulan by Another Name” — A conversation with actor Yifei Liu, tracing her journey to becoming Mulan, from audition screen test to on-screen warrior.
- “Being Bad” — See actors Jason Scott Lee and Li Gong transform into the film’s evil duo through training and costumes.
- “Reflections of Mulan” — Hear what inspired the film’s music and sound, and then listen as Yifei Liu records Mulan’s most iconic song.
- “The Original Mulan” — Ming-Na Wen, who voiced Mulan in the original animated classic, reflects on that experience and her cameo in the live-action remake.
- Deleted scenes (some with commentary by director Niki Caro).
- Music videos, including four different versions of “Reflection” and “Loyal Brave True.”
The animated Mulan also comes with several extras, including:
- Deleted scenes.
- Various music videos.
- “Songs of Mulan” — Producer Pam Coats, composer Matthew Wilder and lyricist David Zippel share the process of creating the music for Mulan.
- “Mulan’s International Journey” — Disney filmmakers explain the process by which Disney animated films are translated into as many as 35 different languages.
- “Multilanguage Presentation” — Mulan was translated into many languages for audiences around the world. In this featurette viewers can hear some of these languages in the musical sequence “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” including French, Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Swedish and more.
- Audio commentary by producer Pam Coats and directors Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook.