Warner Home Video has officially announced the eagerly-awaited Inception for Blu-ray release on December 7, on a BD/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack. This psychological action thriller, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was a massive hit this summer despite its enigmatic premise and complex plot. The BD will feature Warner's Maximum Movie Mode, here redubbed "Extraction Mode."
Starting November 15, consumers can receive exclusive, never-before-seen Inception content on their camera-enabled mobile devices via Inception Snap Tags that will be placed on various Inception advertising materials. Consumers only have to snap a photo of the Snap Tag with their camera phones and send the photo via MMS to 95871 (for AT&T, Verizon, and Alltel customers) or as an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get a reward. Different rewards will be offered on a weekly basis until December 7, when the final reward offered will be tied to the Blu-ray Combo Pack.
Special features include:
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 Soundtrack selections from Hans Zimmer's score
Conceptual art gallery
Promotional art archive
Project Somnacin: Confidential Files: get access to the highly secure files that reveal the inception of the dream-share technology.
OMG, OMG, OMG!!!
I am so excited I think I’m gonna throw up. This is quite possibly my most anticipated movie to ever be released on blu-ray.
But I’m a little disappointed not to see the “Limited Edition Briefcase” as the UK. If the UK version was region free and gets the same video/audio transfer and extras as the US, I think I might get the UK version.
@Moneyshot - Don't let IMAX fool you. Inception was not an IMAX movie...it was released in IMAX theatres using the DMR uprez process...from a 35mm negative (even though they shot some footage in 65mm...it was NOT in the IMAX format...and it was displayed in theatres in the Anamorphic 2.40 aspect ratio. They didn't even do a direct transfer from the 65mm negative to IMAX....so there is no way the Blu-ray will have anything in the IMAX frame aspect ratio.
My hope is that they'll at least do a higher res transfer of the 65mm to the blu-ray like they did with Dark Knight. But I wouldn't keep my hopes up.
Who's willing to bet that this is actually a 2 Blu Ray Disc and DVD/Digital Copy set?
With the "Extraction Mode" that will more than likely have focus points with it (watch during Extraction Mode or separate in HD) and the other special features listed that will also be in HD, that seems like a lot to put on a single 50GB blu ray disc...doesn't it?
I see this set in the same vain as Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight.
As a huge Nolan fan i was looking forward to this big time but found it really disappointing. It started off promisingly but there wasnt enough story to justify the long runtime,there was nothing in this the matrix hadnt already done 10 yrs previous,the action was james bond inspired but was'nt half as exciting and it just felt all a little style over substance. I didnt find it complex at all..i expected more from Nolan. DiCaprio was good in it though
The script is a masterpeice. The movie is brought down slightly by some miscasting and shaky cam but its still a pretty great movie and its nice to see a thinking mans action movie in a Transformers Revenge of the Fallen world.
so freakin excited about this movie, only the second movie that i have loved so much, that I had to watch twice in the theaters. Just got the email from Amazon this morning about it being available to pre-order and of course I already did.
Considering that this was one of the summer's best movies and probably gonna be a big seller for the holidays, plus hope that the stores get into Price wars again this holiday season. I would suspect that by the time the release day nears it'll be like $15.99
The Four Focus Points should be included with the Extraction Mode (during or separate from the film), plus more that's not even listed. Most Maximum Movie Mode's from WB have more focus points that aren't necessarily listed. Clash of the Titans comes to mind. The focus points weren't even listed on the back cover art.
Day 1 for the US version for sure! I was really hoping for a briefcase for the US, I guess I'll have to get both. . . and Megafan999 I totally agree, if they mix it properly, this will be a system seller. . .
jdub178, I have pre-ordered the UK briefcase a few weeks ago (when it first went up for pre-order). I meant why are you buying both (is there any bonus content on the US release that's not on the UK one?)
J-Justice, so far most (I might even say all, as I think Warner is the only Studio with 100% region-free Blu-ray releases) Warner Blu-ray discs have been region-free. It is safe to assume Inception will be region-free as well. Confirmation on this should surface a few days before the release date.
Joen- Actually the US version has the Hans Zimmer score thing which I don't believe is in the UK version. . . I just want the briefcase and all the extra little crap. . . actually, I take that back. . . what I REALLY want is a great transfer. . .
@joen thanks for the info. i'm kind of amazed that this isn't being released with more interesting packaging and content. something like fight club, etc. when i see movies that come packaged with a dvd and digital copy, it just wreaks of being cheap.
I don't think nolan Hates commentary. I think he just prefers that his films be up for interpretation by the audience. I was hoping for a nolan commentary on inception just to hear him discuss the ending, but I suppose he would rather the ending be discussed then to just be stated by a commentator
I actually respect a filmaker like that as opposed to one that tells us "this is how it is". It would have been nice for a cast commentary though
IMO Nolan is one of the best directors working today. He's not afraid to take chances and make intelligent films. Something that is in short order in today's instant CGI, cheap thrills, fast cut, eye candy movies. Day one purchase. Although the price needs to be a little lower.
They had better have a 24-bit audio track to capture this film's amazing score and sound design. All the extras should be on a second, dedicated bluray so the flim's video bitrate doesn't suffer like on other releases.
It would be awesome if the 65mm footage was framed to show as much detail as possible on bluray, but I'd rather see the theatrical audio and video at highest quality.
that's why I said decode or downmix. Of course you don't downmix to PCM, sorry if I gave that impression.
The downmix should be 1.5 Mbit/s.
I'm not a supporter of any codec, just a supporter of lossless in whatever flavor. My dolby stock comment was a joke in reaction to his over the top reaction to seeing a DTS track instead of a dolby one. Usually people might get that upset if there is a lossy track, but I've never seen someone get so upset about a codec. At least not since the format war ended. and to suggest one codec is used because of a secret conspiracy from "hollywood" to get us to buy something, not sure what were supposedly being forced to buy.
Glad to see Trailers and TV spots, I just hope they leave the date on there. Too many movies are missing trailers these days. The 5.1 Soundtrack selections from Hans Zimmer's score, Conceptual art gallery, and Promotional art archive look good too.
Every time I come on this site I check audio formats I remember two years ago every Blu-Ray coming out had two or three audio formats that was awesome but now there just trying make me mad! Even PS3 games have Dolby Digital why hell would cut them on Blu-Ray oh wait I know why its called markting where Hollywood puts in free DVD to make everyone happy!
Easily one of the year's best films and one of Christopher Nolan's best (I still like Memento a touch more, but this one's right behind it), I've been waiting for this Blu-ray title to be announced for a long time. I'd prefer to purchase the version with the most special features. So if the UK "briefcase" version is fully playable in the US, I'll likely buy that one. Although I don't tend to buy as many steelbooks as I would like (due to cost), I would definitely buy a steelbook version of Inception if one is released that is playable in the US.
As for the IMAX issue: I agree with the earlier poster who said that it is not a true IMAX picture, in that it wasn't filmed with a negative that and aspect ratio used for IMAX. It was basically just blown up to be shown in IMAX theaters. So, don't worry about the "lack" of an IMAX-based presentation for this title.
You know what really grinds my gears? When people flood the comment section instead of just making one post. Just kidding, well kinda. Anyway, what are the main differences between this release and the UK briefcase release? Any different special features? Maybe a difference in the audio codecs offered (couldn't help myself.)
Someone's a tad obsessive. We can read. We get it. You are angry. The blu-ray companies are conspiring against you. Maybe you should write to your congressman/parliament official/elder tribesman whatever. WE DO NOT GIVE TWO $HIT$ ABOUT HOW YOUR SOUND SYSTEM SUCKS. You have made 13 posts in this thread and not one of them is about Inception. That's 11% of this threads total posts. Jesus Christ on a pogo stick stop already.
Hi sexydanny24, my sound system is old too, it's a dvd player and it just decodes Dolby Digital and no DTS-HD MA, but I can play DTS-HD MA with this system, my BD player decodes the track, and I just send the audio from the player to the sound system with some cables and now I can play DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and Dolby Digital tracks and I can notice a lot of difference in the quality of each track . I know that isn't the best way to play it, but I can't afford an expensive audio receiver that actually decodes lossless tracks, but it does the job. I don't know too much about audio but I hope this helps you
I can't wait to hear the amazing Inception Soundtrack in 5.1 :P
P.D. Oh and sorry for my bad english, I'm from Mexico
I really had high hopes for Nolan I thought was going to take Blu-Ray to next level with Imax Editions! I guess not I guess all have wait till next Bat Man Movie to see another amazing Blu-Ray released by Nolan!