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    Added on: 3/4/2000 03:58
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    Mulan (UK)

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    The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 84 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    An ancient Chinese legend is magically transformed into an unparalleled adventure bursting with action, emotion and lost of laughs in Disney`s heraled 36th animated classic MULAN.

    A spirited young girl named Mulan, who doesn`t quite fit into her tradition-bound society, discovers that her ageing father has been ordered to help defend China against the invading Huns! In a brave and selfless act, Mulan disguises herself as a man and takes his place in the Imperial Army, training with a comical group of warriors, led by the handsome Captain Shang. Never far away are Mulan`s hilarious guardian dragon, Mushu, and lucky cricket, Cri-Kee. But Mulan will need more than Mushu`s razor-sharp wit to defeat the ruthless Hun leader, Shan-Yu. Only by staying true to her heart will Mulan blossom into a skilled soldier and bring victory to her nation and long-awaited honour to her family!

    Triumphant across all fronts, MULAN`s breathtaking animation, sensational music and action-packed battles amid snow-covered mountains will amaze and inspire your family like no other Disney classic before!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Italian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Barry Cook
    Tony Bancroft

    Written By:

    Harvey Fierstein
    Donny Osmond
    Eddie Murphy
    Lea Salonga
    Ming-Na Wen

    Casting By:
    Ruth Lambert

    Soundtrack By:
    Matthew Wilder
    Vanessa-Mae Nicholson
    Jerry Goldsmith

    Michael Kelly

    Production Designer:
    Hans Bacher

    Kendra Halland
    Robert S. Garber
    Pam Coats

    Walt Disney

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    I was forced to watch this film with my cousin one day. I am a fan of Disney filoms, but this one did not appeal to me at all, until I watched it that is! The film has all aspects of a Disney classic- songs, stars and little characters that steal the show! In this case Mushu, a 12 inch tall dragon, and Crik-kee a lucky bug! The story is well thought out, but still seems a bit grown up for younger kids. The animation is amazing, especially the scene where the Huns charge down the mountain.

    The disc itself like many Disney DVDs is not impressive, it has chapter selection, and "recommended viewing" sinply a picture of the video boxes of other Disney DVDs. Not even a clip!! I wonder if Disney will ever enhance all their DVDs, like Tarzan and Toy Story 2 disc sets etc!

    We shall only hope....
    posted by scotty037 on 19/11/2000 16:41
    7 / 10
    A nice movie in the well known tradition of Disney. The story is simple and the characters are loveable (especially Mushu).
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the animation is superb. Some of the scenes (especially the fight scenes in the mountains) are breathtaking.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is surprisingly very good. The surrounds are used occasionally (horse galloping sounds, mainly) and help create a nice atmosphere. The disk contains 7 additional dubbed soundtracks (French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Hebrew and Greek), which is cool, especially for the youngsters.
    In the best tradition of Disney, the disk has no extras whatsoever.
    Bottom line - a nice movie that looks and sounds great. Too bad the disk is so bare.

    "Mulan" revisited - September 2004
    It`s been over three since I reviewed this movie, and one of the only thing I remembered from it was the character of Mushu.
    Well, I now understand why. Mushu provides the best comic relief moments in the movie.
    Three years in the future, the movie`s animation is still impressive with a lot of depth and detail.
    As for the story - well, women in the army - not such an issue nowadays, but hey - this movie is set way back in history, and in China.
    Bottom line - still enjoyable and well worth a 2nd and 3rd viewings.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 23/8/2001 16:19
    7 / 10
    Another great film from Disney. I was not expecting much when I first saw this, however it only took me till 15 minutes into the film to realise that Disney had managed another magic film. The disc itself is fantastic with the exception of the non-existent extras. But I'm not going to go on about this because
    1) I think the film is worth the purchase even without any extras (although it is a shame, seeing as the R1 disc has some!).
    2) Disney have produced some wonderful 2 disc sets recently so I'll forgive them this once!

    A great film! Recommended.
    posted by Rich Davies on 17/9/2002 05:24