Mulan live action DVD, Blu-ray, digital, rental and 4K release date UK

Mulan live action DVD Blu-ray 4K and digital release date uk

The Disney live action juggernaut spectacular continues in 2020 with the Mulan live action DVD, Blu-ray, digital, rental and 4K release date (see details below) planned for later in the year. It’s a martial arts war film set in Imperial China as an invading army sweep south towards the capital, forcing a huge conscription of one male from each family to fight in the war to protect the empire and repel the invasion.

It follows the story of the animated film pretty closely, which itself is based on the Chinese story, Ballad of Mulan by Guo Maoqian, so Mulan secretly takes her ailing father’s place in the conscription and must pretend to be a man to keep him out of the war effort. The enemy force is being led by Bori Khan, a fearsome warrior who is hell bent on avenging his father’s death with the help of his shape shifting witch ally, Xian Lang.

The cast is led by Liu Yifei as Hua Mulan, with big names like Jason Scott Lee as Bori Kahn, Jet Li as the emperor of China and Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, the leader of the imperial defences. Gong Li plays Xian Lang, and looks very impressive in the process, Tzi Ma and Rosalind Chao play Milan’s father and mother, and Yoson An plays fellow recruit under Commander Tung, Chen Honghui.

The success of the Mulan live action DVD, Blu-ray, 4K and digital release will depend a lot on the reception for the film at the box office, which itself is kind of all down to the critics reviews. If it picks up good reviews then it should be able to build on the strength of the trailer below to become a popular home entertainment release over summer, autumn and winter during 2021.

DVD, Blu-ray, 4K, iTunes or digital rental in the UK?

The Mulan live action DVD and Blu-ray UK release date is expected in July 2020 after its arrival on the big screen pre-Easter this year. As a Disney live action film, we’re expecting it to also come out on 3D and 4K Ultra HD formats, on the same date, but we’ll update you with more official details as they get confirmed.

You’ll be able to own the film first with the digital release on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play and YouTube in the UK, but only by a couple of weeks, so you should still be looking at July 2020. The digital rental release, on the other hand, will be out on the same date as the DVD, Blu-ray and 4K options.

Runtime and digital file size

The Mulan (2020) runtime is 1 hour and 40 minutes, so it’s relatively short in comparison to other Disney live action films like The Lion King, which was 1 hour 58 minutes long. The runtime will equate to a digital file size of around 4.15 Gb at 1080p HD, and 1.83 GB in standard definition.

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Age rating and parents guide

The British Board Of Film Classification is yet to announce the age rating for the UK, however, it should out in the next week or so. We’re expecting a 12 with similarities to The Lion King, but we’ll confirm as soon as it’s in. The parents guide notes are sure to include mild fantasy threat and violence and you can see from the trailer below that there’s going to be a lot of martial arts for any parents that don’t like that sort of thing.

Cinema release date

The Mulan live action UK release date on the big screen is Friday 27th March 2020, which gives it a good chance of picking up the Easter viewing box office crown. It’s biggest competition will be Peter Rabbit 2, which is out on the same date, and then it’ll have to compete against No Time To Die the week after.

Visit our UK DVD and Blu-ray release dates page to see more upcoming films for home entertainment and you can check out the film on the Walt Disney Pictures website at https://disney.co.uk/movies/mulan-2020.

Trailer

The opening trailer above gives a decent account of itself, but the final trailer builds the tension a little bit better to set up the action, adventure and drama more significantly.