‘Inception’ Video Vault: New Trailers & Interviews

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We’ve already seen 10 TV spots, three trailers and two featurettes from Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Hopefully you’re still aching for a bit more because today we have even more Inception videos including five interviews, two new TV spots, and over six minutes of behind-the-scenes B-roll footage.

Before you get worried about spoilers, the interviews are mostly production notes (in video form) and the B-roll footage is mostly scenes from trailers – but from a behind-the-scenes perspective.

The most recent TV spots have turned Inception into a fast paced action film with hard-hitting rock and roll music. Somehow it works. The new style adds a kick that Inception probably needed – to expand from its brainy blockbuster label. Then again, they may just be honing in on the 18-30 year old male demographic.

The 11th TV spot presents that same rock star attitude to the film, while providing one new moment. Coupled with the footage we’ve already seen, we’re definitely gathering a clearer view of Ellen Page’s first encounter with the Inception dream world.

The other TV spot specifically focuses on the IMAX version of Inception. The only new footage lasts about 1.5 seconds – but it is worth another look. Check it out at the :22-second mark when Joseph Gordon-Levitt floats into an elevator.

In what may be the most interesting video yet, Warner Bros. released over 6 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the set. The video presents footage we’ve already seen in trailers and TV spots, but from the unique perspective of a crew member.

Surely, all of this content will be utilized when the film hits DVD and Blu-ray, but it is nice to get a look at the production from this particular angle. In the video we get another look at some of Inception’s unique set designs – from horizontal elevator shafts to rotating rooms. They really put all $200 million to great use.

Now, the interviews.

In the five interviews that follow, we hear from the film’s director Christopher Nolan as well as stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Michael Caine. If you want a text-version of the interviews, head over to our analysis of the production notes. Warner Bros. has simply provided the video from which each quote on the production notes derived.

But, if you want to hear it the horses’ mouths, Warner Bros. has provided video of Nolan, DiCaprio, Gordon-Levitt, and Caine discussing their characters as well as the over-arching themes that accompany them.

Christopher Nolan (Part 1)

Christopher Nolan (Part 2)

Leonardo DiCaprio

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Michael Caine

Warner Bros. is pumping the Inception marketing machine to its limits – and may want to take a bit of a breather. If not, audiences may get close to burnout from the barrage of videos and billboards that flood computers and cities alike. While the film is definitely one of the few remaining rays of light this summer, it is possible to over-promote.

The beauty of the campaign has been its mystery and reluctance to reveal key plot points. But if Warner Bros. spends the next 20 days churning out more footage, they may expand the hype too far. It would be smart to sit back and let the world soak in the excitement. It’s hard to imagine a lot of movie fans forgetting this film is en route.

Inception horizontal elevator Inception Video Vault: New Trailers & Interviews

The horizontal elevator shaft created by Christopher Nolan's team.

Are you feeling the heat from Warner Bros. or would you welcome another dose of Inception marketing? What do you think of the interviews and behind the scenes footage?

Inception hits theaters and IMAX on July 16th, 2010.

Source: Nolan Fans & Shock Ya

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  1. Cant wait for this movie!!!!!!!

  2. Ok now I think that’s enough footage. No more is needed and I really hope that they don’t provide anymore new clips, maybe just edited a different way. If someone isn’t going to make an effort to see the movie after all the different trailers and clips and the knowledge of who’s in it, then some new footage probably won’t get them to change their mind.

  3. Christopher Nolan may very well be the most talented director working today.
    It is certain he is the most important director at this particular point in film history.

    In an age where 3D claims to revolutionize film and CGI wants viewers to believe the impossible,
    each with an attitude that what has been seen before is somehow something less and inferior,
    here stands Christopher Nolan respecting the past and best of filmmaking, building on the
    rich visual language learned and expressed before, placing new techniques in their
    proper place of enhancing not replacing what film can make real and advancing
    the art of filmmaking in precisely the way it should be advanced today.

    The fact Christopher has earned the clout to make films the way he chooses,
    which Michael Caine rightly states in the way films should be made,
    is the most fortunate circumstance for the future of film.

    • Well said. What I love is his focus on using CGI to enhance the story, as opposed to control it.

  4. I do not agree with the idea that WB needs to tone down their marketing. If anything, they need to ramp it up. This film isn’t based on a novel, comic book, TV show, toy line, or any other pre-existing brand. It will depend heavily on word of mouth from moviegoers, but it sounds like the film is far from being the typical brainless action movies that audiences lap up every summer. WB needs to get this thing as big of an opening as possible because I’m not so sure it will have strong word of mouth from general audiences. If it’s a good movie, it will do fine in its core demographic (male nerds), but to make the big bucks they have to market the hell out of it.

  5. @DRM, You don’t think there’s enough marketing for this film? Everywhere I look I see INCEPTION billboards…

    • I think billboards are great. They should be everywhere. My comment in the article was focused on footage and footage that would be better suited for DVD blu-Ray

  6. 790,
    your not seeing any billboards, they are implanting the images in your dreams!

  7. Maybe they can implant the film in my mind save me a few bucks. :-)

  8. In terms of the possibility of the public getting tired of the film beacuse of an over excessive marketing campaign,
    I think its just fresh and new enough to keep people interested despite the media overkill.

  9. @790 LMAO!!!!!!

  10. In the words of Clay Davis:


    This looks fantastic, the exception that proves the rule that most big budget Hollywood movies are mindless crap. I usually don’t like trailers at all, nor DiCaprio, but this looks way too good.