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As engrossing and logic-resistant as the state of dreaming it seeks to replicate, Christopher Nolan's audacious new creation demands further study to fully absorb the multiple, simultaneous stories Nolan finagles into one narrative experience. --Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
This is a deeply felt work of art in the form of a big, brassy movie-movie. --Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian
From the Manufacturer
This Time, the Dream is Real
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, Inception is a complex sci-fi thriller that takes you around the globe and into the world of dreams. At the center of the action is ace extractor and international fugitive Dominic Cobb. He is given a chance to redeem himself and regain his life by taking on one final mission, but this time the tables are turned. Instead of stealing a dream, he has to implant one. A smart and original mystery movie, Inception will keep you in suspense from start to finish.
As of 2015, Inception is one of the top 50 highest grossing films of all time.
It took Christopher Nolan 10 years to write the screenplay for the movie.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt performed all but one of his own stunts during the fight scene in the spinning hallway.
The only characters in the film who call Cobb by his first name are his wife, Mal, and father-in-law, Miles.
The role of Arthur was originally intended for Heath Ledger before his untimely death.
- Winner of four Oscars: Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects
- Featuring an all-star cast and first-rate story telling
- Two-disc Blu-ray edition contains tons of must-see bonus material
- Also available in wide-screen DVD format
Meet the Cast
Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio)
As super-thief and hunted criminal, Cobb earns his living by extracting ideas and secrets from deep in a person’s mind and selling them to competitors.
Ariadne (Ellen Page)
A graduate student from Paris, Ariadne is hired by Cobb to architect dreams and build virtual mazes for the dreamers’ subconscious to inhabit.
Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
Cobb’s closest friend and right-hand man, Arthur is the mission’s point man. He’s in charge of collecting facts and details about their intended victim.
Mal (Marion Cotillard)
Mal is Cobb’s deceased wife, and she appears only in his dream sequences. Will she help Cobb achieve his final mission or stand in his way?
Top Customer Reviews
Inception, like Total Recall and The Matrix, is about perception. The audience is never sure what reality is because the protagonist isn't sure what's real. There are clues providing evidence for the real/not real theories, but the best movies of this type don't come down on one side or another. Total Recall ultimately had enough clues indicating the "right" way. The Matrix stumbled after it made it clear that reality was fiction, thereby losing an audience who enjoyed the tantalizing mystery. Like so many mysteries, once the truth was revealed it wasn't quite as exciting as we all hoped. Inception wisely avoids providing answers.
Inception is also a thought experiment. The central conceit of Inception is that once you put a thought in someone's head it's like a virus, incapable of being removed. In fact, attempting to not think about the idea causes the mind to just focus on it more. This concept, a key tenet of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), is part of how our brains are wired. Director Chris Nolan knows exactly what he's doing when the characters explain the premise. It is the key argument between Cobb and his wife Mal (Marion Cotillard): is this life just a dream?
Once you get it into your head as to which of them is right, Inception burrows into your psyche and you see all the evidence you need to reinforce the idea.Read more ›
Those types of comments can be helpful. But saying the movie is shyte, or saying "I hate it" or "it sucks" is not very helpful.
I liked this movie because it was not like anything I have seen before. I thought it was exciting and engaging, the story really pulled me in, and held me tight, never letting go until the credits rolled. Lots of good action and effects, but the STORY and the acting is what separates this movie from other, lesser flicks. The performances were fantastic, I am not a huge DiCaprio fan, but he has done some great work here.
I watched this movie with my mom (66 yrs old), and my cousin (18 yrs old), and I am 42. We all loved it....if this movie can appeal to 3 different "generations" and both genders, they must be doing something right!
Great flick, great story, great acting, great effects, what else are you looking for?
As for the Steelbook, the packaging is great. It includes 2 Blu-ray discs, one being the Movie and the Other Special Features. Digital copy is included as a download and not on DVD. However, a DVD version of the film is included so you can watch on any DVD player.
I just finished watching Inception for the second time. The Blu-ray is amazing. The PQ and AQ are perfect in every way. I did notice that the video was not as sharp, crisp, or clear as The Dark Knight. However it was very, very good. The audio is very bass heavy, but is up there with some of the best Blu-ray AQ I have heard. The movie was stunning all the way through and after another watch it is just as good if not better than the first time I watched it.
The special features are great. Disc two is full of behind the scenes and a dream documentary by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. On the first disc there is expansion mode which takes you behind the scenes and shows you each special effects scene and all which went into creating it. It is really interesting to watch. Very little CGI special effects were used on this film. They actually did most of the stunts or build huge models. It was really cool to watch.
I went into Inception thinking very positive and with high hopes that this will be one of my new favorite movies. I based this simply on the trailer. I was not let down in the slightest, and I was blown away by the originality and creativity of the film. The directing, acting, and cinematography were all amazing. It is a beautiful film.
After seeing Inception I will have a hard time watching any other movie ever again. Anything else would seem boring and useless. I went to see The Expendables in theaters. Horrible. I couldn't understand what the interest in this film was. It was just violence and explosions; No story or plot. Just useless violence.
I can see where people may think of Inception as something similar to the theme of the Matrix.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are some differences between the shooting script and the movie (DVD). There are slight editing changes, and it is hard to follow the movie without the benefits of captions... Read morePublished 3 days ago by W. Clement
A disappointment, given all the hype. Even the protagonist trying to talk his wife down from a ledge is unconvincing. A lot of shake 'em up action signifying little.Published 9 days ago by Ann
Awesome movie! !! Pay attention to detail, but stellar performance from LD...love him..a must see!!Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
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I went to www.wbdigitalcopy.com/inception
Dec 26, 2011 by lugenstien | See all 6 posts
|Mal in the Background?||
If you look at his hand (right) whenever he's dreaming (Cobb) he's wearing his wedding ring. Whenever he's awake, it isn't there.
Jan 20, 2011 by Jane Dove | See all 6 posts
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I think Amazon's reviews should be about the actual product since this is a retail site. If I'm here at Amazon, it's to buy something, so I would want to know the aspect ratio, about the special features, the video quality. I don't care if other people like movies. I have my own reasons for... Read More
Jan 16, 2011 by Amazotron | See all 13 posts
|Inception audio gap in blu-ray||
That stinks. Not on mine. Hope you've gotten this resolved. Return it while still under guarentee?
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Mar 22, 2011 by Stephen J. Prosapio | See all 7 posts
I didn't even think the movie was that hard to follow. The "rules" for the dreams were spelled out clearly and each dream layer was distinct enough to tell what was going on even when they'd pan back and forth between them.
Jan 5, 2011 by J. Mason | See all 13 posts
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