Inception Blu-ray & DVD Special Features

Inception Blu-ray & DVD Special Features


Release Date: December 6th, 2010
Certificate: 12A
Running Time: 148 minutes

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine, Lukas Haas, Tohoru Masamune, Johnathan Geare

From the acclaimed filmmaker of “The Dark Knight” and “Batman Begins” comes the heart-pounding thrill ride “Inception,” exploding onto Blu-ray and DVD this December 6th from Warner Home Video (WHV). Featuring an all-star international cast this original mind-bending blockbuster travels the globe exploring the secret and infinite world of dreams. The Blu-ray disc’s exciting special features include a unique in-movie experience with Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of the cast as they delve into the intricacies of the film, a never-before-seen documentary conceived by Nolan on dream research, and much more.

“Inception” will be available on Blu-ray Triple Play, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition, and a digital copy of the film, for £28.99 and on Two Disc DVD in widescreen format for £22.99 RRP.

On December 6th, “Inception” will also be available ON DEMAND and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.


• EXTRACTION MODE – Infiltrate the dreamscape of “Inception” – with this in-movie experience – to learn how Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of the cast and crew designed and achieved the movies signature moments.

• DREAMS: CINEMA OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS – Taking some of the most fascinating and cutting-edge dream research to-date on lucid dreaming, top scientists make the case that the dream world is not an altered state of consciousness, but a fully functional parallel reality.

• INCEPTION: THE COBOL JOB – Now in full animation and motion, check out this comic prologue to see how Cobb, Arthur, and Nash came to be enlisted by Cobol Engineering and perform an extraction on Saito.

• 5.1 INCEPTION SOUNDTRACK – Composer Hans Zimmer teams up once again with Director Christopher Nolan to create the soundtrack for “Inception”. Enjoy this feature in full 5.1 surround.





• Via BD-Live – PROJECT SOMNACIN: CONFIDENTIAL FILES – Get access to the highly secure files that reveal the inception of the dream-share technology.

(Updated December 3rd, 2010 – you can find an in-depth review of the DVD special features here)

  • Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious – Can the dream world be a fully functional parallel reality? Joseph Gordon Levitt and leading scientists take you to the cutting edge of dream research
  • Inception: The Cobol Job – Comic Prologue in full animation and motion: See the events that led to the beginning of the movie
  • 5.1 Soundtrack selections from Hans Zimmer’s versatile score
  • Conceptual art, promotional art and Trailer/TV Spot Galleries

Inception’s Cartesian theme of dualism and reality, although previously explored in The Matrix (1999), Donnie Darko (2001) and Mulholland Drive (2001) has never been looked at in such a complex visual form before, and takes a moment or two to fully grasp and appreciate when Dom and Ariadne discuss the rules of dreams as they walk through an exploding market street. Eventually, Ariadne forces Dom to deal with the darker aspects of his mind, which will put the whole team in danger as they open up their minds to him in the dreams.

Inception is visually stunning, not surprisingly. As Ariadne plays with the architecture in her dreams, she creates mind bending spaces and learns to use these skills to build further paradoxes. Dom’s own crumbling ocean-side city is another marvel, while Arthur moving through a gravity-free hotel certainly has elements of Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968).

The score created by Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins) is masterful and commanding. It moves easily from deep resonating string arrangements in the lower scale to full on orchestral for more demanding sequences in the film. However, it never overshadows the dialogue or what’s happening on screen.

Inception is everything you would expect it to be. With its story written and directed by Nolan, strong leading cast and accompanying score, all of the ingredients are there. Nolan, with Inception, has given us a challenging and thoughtful piece of cinema and the only thing that’s left to be seen is what audiences and future filmmakers will do with it for some years to come!

Full cinema review here.

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  1. Is the soundtrack 5.1 thingy an isolated score? Like will the movie play but with just the music that plays in the movie? If so then someone can rip it and we can have an expanded/complete score then

  2. As an American, I will be spending ‘forty euros’ on this. Thank you non-region specific Blu Ray. The order is already in. Been in for a while now actually.

  3. This blu-ray is non-region specific? And here I was under the impression that it was an R2.

    Looks like it just might get chucked into the same cart as my wonderfully non-region UK exclusive of Battle Royale. Awesome.

  4. Ooops! Be careful and look it up. I may have been mistaken. I have a PS3 and I thought I had heard all Blu Rays are region free. Since I heard your statement I started wondering if I was mistaken, and if it were that my PS3 is ‘region free’ but now if that’s the case, it seem I may have been mislead about that!

    I may have to cancel my order. I’ve got to figure out what the hell the deal is here.

    Okay: I just read that ‘most’ Blu Rays are not region specific

    “Some current estimates suggest 70% of available [movie] Blu-ray Discs from the major studios are region-code-free and can therefore be played on any Blu-ray Disc player, in any region.”

    - Amazon doesn’t appear to list one for this set…

  5. Most blu-rays are non-region specific, but there are three distinct regions for those that are. Like DVDs, the US and Canada are R1, and the UK is R2. Region free/selectable blu-ray players have existed for some time, but they were exorbitantly expensive and have only recently started to drop down in price, so blu-rays aren’t quite as easy to import with impunity. Irritating for me, as imports are something of a necessity, at times.

    Unlike their DVD listings, Amazon generally doesn’t list region codes for their blu-rays, whether it be,,, or any of the others. I typically get my blu-ray region info from different blu-ray sites, forums and sources. I had heard that the UK edition of Inception was R2, but that was when it was first announced; since then it looks like most sources confirm that the blu-ray is region free, whilst the DVD is likely R2 PAL.

    In any case, I went ahead and pre-ordered it. If it’s not region free, I’ll eventually get around to picking up a region free blu-ray player, and I can always double dip on a US release. No drama. It’s not like I’m triple dipping it; as tempting as the French release is (nicer than the UK release, and a goodly chunk more expensive), I don’t need extra junk and another (bigger, better) briefcase that much.

    [...] and if it were that my PS3 is ‘region free’ [...]

    Likely not. Games are region coded as well as DVDs/blu-rays, and the US edition of the PS3 runs different software from the Japanese or European editions.

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