Well put. This seemingly small announcement has huge ramifications for the movie industry.This can be seen as a momentous decision by Disney, most people would have thought that they would not have chosen such an important film to put onto its streaming service even if it is part of a hybrid release.
it is definitely going to be a critical moment for the film industry and especially the cinema chains throughout the world, if it succeeds financially then it piles pressure on other studios to follow suit and has the potential to do irreparable damage to the cinema going model if it fails then the pressure is piled on Disney
You won’t own it on Disney+Personally if I owned the movie I would rather own it on Apple TV which is where my main owned movies are. But it won’t be in Dolby Vision / Atmos on Apple TV. So that will just make me wait for Disney+ subscription release instead. I don’t want to own movies all over the place. I just want one library of owned movies.
No it’s only going to be released theatrically in countries that don’t have Disney+. This is being widely reported on all the new sites.I thought I read elsewhere that as Uk cinemas are open it will be shown in cinemas here as planned and not put on Disney plus.
So you effectively own it as long as you subscribe to Disney+?
Don't see that being the case at all, TBH. I think if it had opened in a normal climate it would definitely have been a hit - a modest one, but a hit all the same.The problem with Mulan is not just the pandemic but the political situation between the US and China. I doubt many Americans would venture to see a Chinese themed film and not many Chinese people will go and see a Americanisation of Chinese culture either.
That's all very good but come on, it's not for everyone to want to go the cinema (anytime) or be very lucky enough to have one at home. You can't just say oh what are you doing watching this on a 65" telly??!In my opinion anyone opting to just see a movie at home is missing the magical, escapism, grandeur & experience at the cinema on a big screen..... I love movies and have built a dedicated cinema room for it. I have a 4K 65" TV in living room, but it doesn't come close to a 130" 4K screen. A prime example is Game of Thrones made for TV. Wife had watched it on TV, but i was not bothered about it (sorry for the fans). But due to the covid lockdown we watched it in the cinema. What a fantastic journey I was taken on... Had to binge watch it My wife said watching it in the cinema took it to another level (it may have had something to do with the sound too). What I am saying is streaming stuff is great & convenient & some of their own stuff Apple TV (see) netflix own movies & Disney's Mandalorian & other streaming services provide are excellent but don't give up on the big screen, full immersive sound experience of the cinema. Oh & don't forget... no letterbox or buffing because the servers can not cope with demand (please watch later) The flat panel screens of today are magnificent and show fantastic pictures, but a lot of people miss the all important sound system. They spend £0000k on flat panel & maybe buy a sound bar for change£. When we can go back to the cinema give your self & the family a big screen experience with immersive sound. I hope Disney still release it at the cinema too even for just a short time as the cinematography looks stunning & the atmos sound! well now that's another topic