Mulan is finally landing on Disney Plus September 4, but be ready to pay a lot extra for...

isamuelson

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Yep, this. So you „purchase“ the movie for $30 but unless you continue to pay your monthly subscription fee, the movie is gone. How is that a purchase ?

This must be the worst combination of rental / subscription and purchase I have ever seen.

If Disney thinks that this is a good way to achieve customer lock in....
Greed knows no bounds I guess.
 

isamuelson

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Good God... No one has kids here? I have 4 kids and I will gladly pay that $30 hands down compared to paying $150 for tickets, pop-corn and have to do line-ups!! You guys are probably just not the intended target.
Just remember, you only "own" that movie as long as you keep your Disney+ subscription. You cancel the subscription, you lose the movie.
 
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Cal Jeffrey

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I have two kids and the last time we went to the theater, I saw the trailer for this movie. I thought at the time I really wanted to see it. It's disappointing that it's not getting the big screen treatment. As for the $30, It costs me around $60 to go to the theater with the family, but even at 50% off, I have very little interest in watching this movie on a 55" without surround. Not worth it. For me, the experience far outweighs the desire to see a movie, but both of those factors weigh in the decision to go pay $60 to see a film at the cinema. If either factor is not there, its a film I can wait for a $3.99 rental for. Since Mulan is not hitting the big screen, as @Uncle Al would say, "NO SALE!"
 

Cubi Dorf

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This is not purchase. It is rental.
Theatre experience is part of price in going theatre and part of joy you are to missing watch online.
They are probably fishing for to see if people will paying this or to get more money from people willing to paying more. It probably becoming part of typical subscription after a time period elapse. Really is no reason a rental should cost more than 4 times the price of a subscription that give you many of video that just as good while not getting theatre experience. But this could be attempt to get more monies from people who can not wait or willing to paying more. If they just add it to subscription now then they are not to getting monies from people who will paying it. I think they are play these kind of trick.
 

Adhmuz

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Still better than going to a theater where I leave empty-handed...
But you got the movie theater experience at least.

$30 is a touch steep, considering Blurays cost $15, I know Blurays are also time delayed after theater releases but that's just not an option at the moment. I think what really has people put off is the fact that you don't own the movie and absolutely need to maintain your sub to Disney+. If it was $30 and you "own" it without the sub to D+, I could accept that, or if is was $10-15 on top of your monthly sub I could see that as reasonable as well. The ladder would even encourage people to subscribe turning a larger profit in the long run.

Good God... No one has kids here? I have 4 kids and I will gladly pay that $30 hands down compared to paying $150 for tickets, pop-corn and have to do line-ups!! You guys are probably just not the intended target.
Techspot is the demographic it is, although I would probably enjoy Mulan, I will not sub to D+ and then also fork over $30 for the privileged.

HAHAHA, I foresee a lot of people dusting off their pirate hats lol
First said hat would have to be dusty, second one would have to first remove said hat from ones head.

I have two kids and the last time we went to the theater, I saw the trailer for this movie. I thought at the time I really wanted to see it. It's disappointing that it's not getting the big screen treatment. As for the $30, It costs me around $60 to go to the theater with the family, but even at 50% off, I have very little interest in watching this movie on a 55" without surround. Not worth it. For me, the experience far outweighs the desire to see a movie, but both of those factors weigh in the decision to go pay $60 to see a film at the cinema. If either factor is not there, its a film I can wait for a $3.99 rental for. Since Mulan is not hitting the big screen, as @Uncle Al would say, "NO SALE!"
Time to build a home theater, or at minimum upgrade your listening experience to go along with your 55" TV.
 
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MaxSmarties

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Seriously...$30 ???
It is insane. I would have said yes to $10/15, but at $30 they are just trying to milk customers because the movie didn't reach theaters due to the pandemic.
 

Cal Jeffrey

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Time to build a home theater, or at minimum upgrade your listening experience to go along with your 55" TV.
I have a surround system but have not hooked it up because I know I'm going to be moving again soon. Besides that though, it is still not the same experience as going to the theater. I mean different strokes for different folks, but $30 on top of a subscription to be maintained in perpetuity to "own" the movie is too high an asking price. Way to high IMO. Disney seems to have forgotten that they are not dealing with movie theaters anymore with this. They cannot rape the customer like they do theaters.

A buddy of mine owned a drive-in (yes, I'm that old, shut up), just before he shut it down in 1994 or 95 he said it just wasn't sustainable anymore. Customers tended to bring their own snacks to the drive-in, always was the case. Drive-ins did not rely on concessions to operate, it was all about ticket sales. Sometime in the early ninties, studios changed the rules and basically started taking flat licensing fees rather than percentages. With not enough made at concessions and studios taking all of the ticket sales in most cases or even more depending on if the movie tanked, he could no longer keep it open.

Sorry for the tangent there, but the point is Hollywood has gotten used to not dealing with the end consumer, they sell their products good or bad to the theaters and let the owners sort or the expense which is why popcorn is $10-$15 a tub. Now, this is just my opinion, but I think they are in for a rude awakening thinking they can squeeze the consumer the same way without offering the EXACT same experience that they have come to expect when going to the cinema. I could be totally wrong. As PT Barnum once said, "There is a sucker born every second." Maybe they will be able to rape the would be movie goers as they have the theaters, but I won't be one of those.

At the very least it's going to be interesting to see how this little experiment plays out on September 4. It is the one movie in many many years that I am seriously interested in seeing how the "ticket sales" go.
 
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fl21289

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Good God... No one has kids here? I have 4 kids and I will gladly pay that $30 hands down compared to paying $150 for tickets, pop-corn and have to do line-ups!! You guys are probably just not the intended target.
I have kids... but no thanks. Good thing this is coming out online for streaming. Should be up on Pirate Bay the same day it releases and on my Plex that night. Thanks Disney!
 

Linoleum77

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I have kids... but no thanks. Good thing this is coming out online for streaming. Should be up on Pirate Bay the same day it releases and on my Plex that night. Thanks Disney!
I do too have a crazy nice Plex setup... But I try to support content creators as much as possible by first paying for it in theaters... or, in this case, pay for the $30 for the digital premier. But, that's just me...
 

Aryassen

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Oh come on...they can't be serious. However they dress it, this is a simple case of greed, I.e. charging a ridiculous premium for a prolonged rental. The way I see it, they are just trying to create precedent (I guess 15$ BD prices and sub-10$ monthly fees are not cutting it any more, at least in their view), and even for just that single reason alone, I do hope they fail, big and hard. But I also think this is wrong on so many other levels too, so no thanks...I really wouldn't want to see the market adapting to this idea.
 

McMurdeR

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From a value perspective, the lack of fresh material much more conspicuous on Disney Plus than on other streaming platforms. It's risky to assume it will survive the long run based on a handful of star wars and marvel movies, and a few old cartoons. Its a good platform, but it's competing against others that add new content almost daily.

This tells us a lot about what we can expect. Faux pas.
 

Victor38077

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Of course, people are going to pay extra to watch Mulan. Why because it is Disney. Everyone loves Disney no matter how good or crappy their movies are. If Disney started producing porn, people would say that it is great because it is Disney. They might even say it's educational and show it to their children because it is Disney.