Inconceivable appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie boasted a largely strong image.
Overall sharpness worked well. A few interiors looked a smidgen on the soft side, but those remained in the minority, so most of the flick appeared tight and well-defined. I saw no shimmering or jaggies, and both edge haloes and print flaws remained absent.
Even by modern standards, Inconceivable went crazy with its use of orange and teal, as those tones overwhelmed the presentation. Predictable as the colors tended to be, the Blu-ray rendered them in an appropriate manner.
Blacks looked dark and deep, while shadows seemed smooth and concise. I felt pleased with this high-quality presentation.
Despite its status as a thriller, Inconceivable came with a low-key DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. Most of the mix concentrated on subdued environmental information, so even a Fourth of July sequence kept fireworks in the background. The track added a little involvement but failed to use the speakers in a particularly involving manner.
Audio quality worked well. Speech seemed concise and distinctive, while effects appeared accurate and natural. Music was warm and full. The lack of sonic ambition left this as a “B-“ mix.
As we move to extras, we launch with an audio commentary from actor/director Jonathan Baker. He offers a running, screen-specific look at story/characters, cast and performances, music, sets and locations, budget/production challenges and related domains.
Baker delivers a fairly mediocre commentary. While he proves candid about some areas, he also ladles out a lot of praise for the project and its participants. In addition, he tends to offer “annotated narration” of the film much of the time. Those factors make this an occasionally useful but often tedious track.
A Deleted Scene runs 37 seconds. It offers a comment from Brian’s mother about “catching ignorance”. It seems utterly superfluous.
Next comes a Behind the Scenes featurette. It goes for 11 minutes, 41 seconds and includes notes from Baker, cinematographer Brandon Cox, and actors Gina Gershon, Nicolas Cage, Nicky Whelan and Natalie Eva Marie.
“Scenes” looks at story/characters, Baker’s approach to the material, cast and performances. A few decent insights emerge but this usually remains a fluffy puff piece.
Under Cast/Crew Interviews, we hear from Cage (11:01), Gershon (5:06), Whelon (9:09), Marie (5:08), Baker (15:22), and Cox (6:50). Across these clips, they chat about story and characters, cast and performances, Baker’s work as director, and cinematography.
These offer extended versions of the snippets found in “Behind the Scenes”, and those involved manage to expand into more engaging areas. The interviews still lack great depth, but they give us some decent thoughts.
The disc opens with ads for Black Butterfly, Aftermath, Isolation and Urge. We also get a trailer for Inconceivable.
A new entry in an old genre, Inconceivable becomes a dull stab at a thriller. The movie fails to develop any form of tension or drama, factors that leave it as a slow slog. The Blu-ray brings us solid picture along with acceptable audio and a moderate roster of supplements. Inconceivable wastes some talented actors and never becomes even vaguely intriguing.