Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, and Michael Caine
Studio: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout
“Inception” is one of those films that you watch on DVD and realize what a huge mistake it was to not see it in the theater. Everything about “Inception” screams “see me on an IMAX screen with the best sound system possible!” What a visual thrill ride. While it’s not a perfect film, it is most definitely unforgettable.
“Inception” tells the story of “Dom Cobb (who) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible — inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.”
Storywise, things can get a bit confusing as far as the way certain scenes come and go in “Inception.“ Are we in this reality? Are we in that reality? Are we in the other alternate reality that they went into from the first alternate reality? Are you getting my point? But it all makes for a very hectic, thrilling, and entertaining experience. There’s a few times where the movie seems to get bogged down a little from plot but it’s not enough to keep someone from enjoying the film.
The visual and special effects in “Inception” are excellently crafted. Most of it isn’t CGI that I could see. I can say for sure that nothing looked digitally enhanced. There were times in the film where I caught myself hanging on to the couch, swaying my body, and gritting my teeth from the intense sensation that the visuals were emanating. That’s why I refer to viewing Inception as an experience.
The acting for the most part in “Inception” was believable and seemed natural. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was probably my favorite performance. He just had this natural sway and “coolness” about him throughout the entire film. Leonardo DiCaprio was fine after a bit, but it seemed like he was trying to get his bearing on the character in the first few minutes.
If you didn’t get to see “Inception” in the theater, then your best bet would be to get this on Blu-ray and watch it on the biggest screen TV you can find with the best sound system. It’s a great movie that will stay with you long after you see it. I would recommend a few viewings to completely take it in.
“Inception” comes in two formats. There’s the Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy and the regular DVD format version. Obviously, the choice to go with is the combo pack.
Disc 1 of the Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy Pack includes the movie and the featurette Extraction Mode where you infiltrate the dreamscape of “Inception” and learn how Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of the cast and crew designed and achieve the movie’s signature moments.
Disc 2 includes Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious Documentary; “Inception: The Cobol Job” Digital Motion Comic; 5.1 “Inception” Soundtrack; Conceptual Art Gallery; Promotional Art Archive; “Inception” Theatrical Trailers; “Inception” Select Theatrical TV Spots; and via BD-Live – Project Somnacin: Confidential Files – Reveals the inception of the dream-share technology.
Disc 3 is the regular DVD movie and digital copy.
The technical specifications for the Blu-ray include AC-3, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, Subtitled, and DTS Surround Sound Format; 2.40:1 Aspect Ratio; English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) Language; and English, French, and Spanish Subtitles.
The regular format DVD which is what I was sent has the movie and bonus material that includes The Inception of “Inception” Featurette – Christopher Nolan Shapes the Unusual Concept for the Movie; The Japanese Castle: The Dream is Collapsing Featurette – Creating and Destroying the Castle Sets; Constructing Paradoxical Architecture Featurette – Designing the Staircase to Nowhere; and The Freight Train Featurette – Constructing the Street-Faring Express Train.
The technical specifications for the regular format DVD include AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD, Widescreen, Subtitled, and NTSC Format; 2.40:1 Aspect Ratio; English, French, and Spanish Language; and English, French, and Spanish Subtitles.
You can buy the Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack right here .
You can buy the regular format DVD right here .
Source: Yahoo! Movies