It took the box office by storm earlier this year, and had legions of cinemagoers going "Woah". It's a critical darling and has been nominated for dozens of awards... Now Inception has made its way onto DVD.
If you're one of the handful of people who haven't seen Christopher Nolan's superbly crafter heist thriller, here's the plot. In a very small and condensed nutshell.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb – an extractor who is paid to enter people's dreams and steal their thoughts and secrets. His skill has cost him his family and sees him permanently on the run across the globe – but he is offered a chance at redemption by powerful businessman Saito. He is hired by Saito to plant an idea in a rival's head – a concept considered impossible by most. Cobb puts together a superstar team to fulfil Saito's mandate – and together they go further into the dream world than ever before.
If you read my original review, you'll get a much more in-depth sense of what makes Inception a phenomenal film. I've now seen the film three times and can tell you that it's well worth a rewatch. The first time, I was swept away by the sheer magnitude of it all. The second and third time, I could appreciate the subtleties.
Even on DVD, Inception is mind-blowing. The special effects and stunt work is astounding (even more so when you consider that director Christopher Nolan insisted on using as little computer-generated graphics as possible), the film's score is seriously on point and the stellar ensemble cast makes this film worth every cent you'll spend on the DVD.
I was also seriously excited to see the list of special features available on the DVD. Hooray! Making of, the story behind – some of the coolest sequences explained! I was doing a happy jig. In a climate where "Special Features" on a DVD usually mean "Trailers of movies you've already seen". Only, most of the special features seemed like quick YouTube clips – and left me begging for more.