Kiss of the Dragon is not available on Disney Plus in the United States.
UPDATE: It appears that the first R-rated film on Disney Plus will not be released after all. This weekend, a now-deleted video on the Disney Plus YouTube account seemed to indicate that the streaming service will receive 2001’s Kiss of the Dragon in April, however this information was released in mistake.
Kiss of the Dragon will not be available in the United States on Disney Plus, Disney has confirmed to Tom’s Guide. Instead, only Canadians will be able to watch the film. Disney Plus users in the Great White North previously have access to R-rated films like Deadpool, so this isn’t a big deal. The original plot goes like this:
Kiss of the Dragon, a family-friendly movie, TV programme, and documentary, was announced for release on Disney Plus on April 29 via a snappy teaser video that was recently released by the service.
Even though Disney Plus is getting a very forgettable Jet Li martial arts movie from 2001, this movie is actually one of the most significant additions to Disney Plus to yet.. Kiss of the Dragon’s R-rating is a novelty for the streaming service, which typically caters to families.
After being betrayed and falsely accused of a crime, an intelligence officer seeks the assistance of a prostitute in order to establish his innocence. It’s not something you’d expect to see on Disney Plus, which is why its inclusion is so significant.
This has been a major focus for Disney Plus in the last few months, trying to change its reputation as a service for families and Marvel/Star Wars fans only. To put it another way, it all started last month when Defenders Saga was added to its collection of material. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Punisher are all included in this collection of TV-MA rated comic book episodes. There was a time when these shows were only available on Netflix, but now they can be found on Disney Plus.
Disney Plus has a long history of producing programming aimed towards a more mature audience in overseas markets. There are a number of adult-oriented movies and series available on Disney Plus’ Star channel in countries like the United Kingdom. Only Murders in the Building, Dope Sick, and newly released R-rated movies like The King’s Man and The Last Dual are included in this list..
This streaming service is one of the greatest out there, but only if you’re a child or young adult. If the recent additions of Kiss of the Dragon and the Defenders Saga are any indication, this might become less of an issue. Netflix should be on the lookout, as the competition for viewers’ attention and their money is only going to heat up.