Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) writes and directs this psychological sci-fi action film about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) doesn't steal things, he steals ideas. By projecting himself deep into the subconscious of his targets, he can glean information that even the best computer hackers can't get to. In the world of corporate espionage, Cobb is the ultimate weapon. But even weapons have their weakness, and when Cobb loses everything, he's forced to embark on one final mission in a desperate quest for redemption. This time, Cobb won't be harvesting an idea, but sowing one. Should he and his team of specialists succeed, they will have discovered a new frontier in the art of psychic espionage. They've planned everything to perfection, and they have all the tools to get the job done. Their mission is complicated, however, by the sudden appearance of a malevolent foe that seems to know exactly what they're up to, and precisely how to stop them.~Jason Buchanan
The Inception of Inception - Christopher Nolan shapes his unusual concepts for the movie
The Japanese castle: the dream is collapsing - creating and destroying the castle sets
Constructing paradoxical architecture - designing the staircase to nowhere
The freight train - constructing the street-faring express
This is the third copy of INCEPTION I have owned, from DVD to standard Blu-ray, and now 4K Ultra HD. The movie is astounding - even a decade after its original release. The Ultra HD version is a step up, but just slightly. Sound is very good; the colors are great; but I was surprised that it wasn't significantly sharper than my previous Blu-ray. One other negative is that the Warner Brothers BD-Live application is no longer available (as of around 2014) yet is still included in the Special Features disc.
I viewed this on a Sony 85" X900H 4K TV using a Sony XBP-800M2 4K Blu-ray player.
Inception' is simply one of those films that carries a timeless quality to it that thrives more by its concept and story thrust than it's visuals — although the visuals still hold-up today — especially in 4K. But, even if the visuals didn't, it's psychological/metaphysical qualities is what propels the material forward. My wife is a hard-sell to my science-fiction passions, but she sees this one as a thinking 'outside-of-the-box' movie — she loved it.
Loved the movie. One of Christopher Nolan’s best. Definitely a movie that needs to be “ watched “ and not have your mind on anything else. Picture quality looks terrific in 4K, and the SteelBook was worth waiting for to pick this up.
I’ve been impressed with this masterpiece every since it was released just a few years ago and now to experience it in awesome 4K !!
It’s just what you’d expect!
Beautiful transfer and HDR picture quality!
An excellent film to add to your collection especially if you’re using an OLED display!
If you like steelbooks this is a must. Fans will be satisfied.
This review is from Inception [SteelBook] [Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Worth an upgrade
I purchased this movie because I love it and, as with all Christopher Nolan movies, it's a native 4k vs an upscale. You can see this in the screenshot I added as it says Native 4K in the video section. I typically use this information when deciding to upgrade my movies to the 4k version as some upscale versions don't really look better than their 1080p counterparts.
This review is based on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc - this was played on an LG OLED 65" C6P using an OPPO 203 Ultra HD Player.
First off, I really do enjoy the movie, but I'll be using this space to focus on the 4K Upgrade.
I have to say.. I was a little bit disappointed. Inception is a pretty recent film (2010) and after seeing how great Dunkirk and Dark Knight looked on 4K, I was really excited to see how this one looked!
In some areas, there is a nice upgrade noticeable! Textures look really good, it's got a fine level of grain that isn't distracting.. but other shots seem to be soft.. lacking sharpness and detail. Many of the indoor scenes seem like a smaller upgrade from the 1080p while outdoor shots seem much better. Is it better than the Blu-Ray? Definitely.
If you don't have either? Buy the 4K for sure. It's a great movie and the best the movie has looked on home video.. but ultimately, its just not the most impressive thing. It looks good in parts but if I had to use one word to describe it, it would be "inconsistent". I'd give the video about a 4 out of 5. There are some points that look more like a 3-3.5 out of 5 but I didn't see any 4.5-5/5 moments like we saw very often in Dark Knight and Dunkirk.
Audio is in 5.1 DTS-HDMA (No dolby atmos on any of these Christopher Nolan 4K Sets); I didn't notice a ton of difference here from the original audio on the Blu-Ray.
Also included are the original Blu-Ray disc and Special Features disc. The 3 discs come in a 2-disc case, with 2 of them stacked. There's also a slipcover and digital copy included.
This is definitely one of my favorite Christopher Nolan movies. If you haven’t seen it yet keep in mind it’s one movie you have to consistently pay attention to it in order to understand what is going on. If you walk away for 5 mins you could miss a lot. So if you are looking for a movie that’s easily digestible, probably won’t be your cup of tea. If you are looking for amazing acting, interesting plot, great directing and filming, give it a shot.