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Disney Plus Premier Access explained: Cost, Mulan info, and how it works

Mulan on Disney Plus Premier Access
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Disney Plus Premier Access is live, taking the house of mouse's colossal streaming service and turning it into a whole new ... place to rent movies: one that's released a first-run blockbuster at an arguably steep price. And that first endeavor is the highly-anticipated (and much-delayed) Mulan remake.

Disney is selling its big new movie through a familiar destination: its streaming service Disney Plus. That's right, the service you watch Marvel movies on is now being used as a home box office (apologies to HBO).

Disney Plus Premier Access allows Disney to not only sell movies and keep all the sales (rather than share with an Amazon, Apple or Fandango Now), but also pull back in lapsed subscribers, or folks who have yet to bite the bullet on Disney Plus.

Even though some may be confused by this new addition, Disney Plus Premier Access makes a ton of sense when you look over at ESPN Plus, one of the other arms of Disney's streaming juggernaut. This technology is already built into that service, where you buy UFC PPVs on top of your monthly subscription cost.

And the good news for all Disney fans is that Mulan costs less than half the price of a $65 UFC PPV on ESPN Plus.

Disney Plus Premier Access cost

While we don't know if Disney will always charge the same price for each of its Disney Plus Premier Access movies (or if there will be another movie sold this way again), we wouldn't be surprised if it's found the new standard price point.

Mulan costs $29.99 on Disney Plus Premier Access (where you can buy it now) and that's a one-time price. Of course, that's on top of the $6.99 monthly price of Disney Plus.

Disney Plus Premier Access purchase process

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Here's how much Mulan costs in other countries:

  • Canada: $34.99 CAD
  • Australia: $34.99 AUD
  • New Zealand: $39.99 NZD 
  • Japan: ¥2980 Yen 
  • United Kingdom: £19.99 (UK)
  • Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Netherlands: €21.99
  • Switzerland: 29,00 CHF

Mulan, unfortunately, will not be available on Disney Plus in France.

How Disney Plus Premier Access works

Once you buy Mulan via Disney Plus Premier Access, you will neither "own" nor be "renting" the film in any normal way. Instead, you'll have access to Mulan for as long as your subscription is active.

It's similar to how PlayStation Plus games work, where you only have access to "free" titles such as Fall Guys for as long as you keep your PS Plus subscription.