Hello guys and gals, I got some great news! Yesterday I got a pretty little package at my doorstep with a box full of Blu-rays. So now I got almost a week’s worth of content for you all and I am really excited about it. Today I am going to slam you with my second Christopher Nolan film of my collection: Inception. Now many people, I would even say a solid majority of Americans that saw Inception, thought it was the best thing in the world. I was not among them. I actually liked Shutter Island more than Inception. I thought there was a bigger mind blower, I thought the plot and setting were more interesting, and I think Leonardo DiCaprio had to put more effort into the role. Not to say I didn’t hate the movie though or that I’m bashing it in anyway, I just thought Shutter Island was an overall better film. What do you guys think about Inception?
There is no doubt however, that its visuals are beautiful on Blu-ray. They are probably the best that I have seen so far in my collection. The film’s city streets, flourishing green parks, narrow yet warm hotel hallways, dark, cloudy beaches and snowy, ice cold military bunkers are overflowing with bold, beautiful colors, and amazing contrasts.
The Blu-Ray comes with a DVD and Digital Copy of the film (My only other combo like that has been Fantastic Mr. Fox) and comes with another disc filled with about two hours of special features. There is no audio commentary which is a huge bummer for me, but I’ll live. The special feature disc comes with a thing called Extraction Mode which is more or less a behind the scenes type deal with Nolan himself talking about the film and explaining certain scenes. If you loved the whole dreaming concept of the movie, Nolan goes into great depth about it which is pretty cool. It also comes with a soundtrack that is presented in 5.1 surround sound. A little odd because the screen is just black while the 10 tracks play but it is pretty cool. There is a 15 minute Inception prequel that explains how the characters Cobb, Arthur and Nash were hired by Cobol Engineering. Hardcore fans of the movie will jizz over this one. Lastly there is a documentary included called “Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious.” (Which I think my blogger friend LadyS would like =D) It gathers a group of doctors, psychologists, theorists, authors, professors and other experts to dissect the science of sleep.
So I bought this Blu-ray on Amazon for $14.99 which is pretty great seeing as it comes with 3 versions of the movie and over 2 hours of special features. It is now $18.99 and I would still recommend getting it for that price. This is the perfect Blu-ray to show off to your friends.