NOTE: Since writing this review I've discovered that this problem only affects the UK release; the US version is good.
Something's gone very, very wrong with this DVD release. You can tell from the other reviews; those who saw it at UK Frightfest rate it highly, those who've only seen it on DVD have trashed it. As much as I'd like to review the film, I can't; I have watched it, but I can't say I've seen it because there's nothing to see, and I'm not talking about artfully constructed chiaroscuro, I'm talking about scenes in complete blackout. Fortunately I watched it with someone who had seen it at Frightfest and they were able to tell me what was going on; one scene featuring squelching sounds followed by a gunshot, is supposed to be one character gouging out another's eyes then blowing their own face off, but there's nothing to tell you that on screen. The experience was like having someone describe a radio play to you. The denouement features the lead character in conversation with a possessed handrail; you'd never know it, but she's actually talking to the Major.
I feel for everyone involved in the making of this film; all that hard work to end up in such a mess. Equally, I feel for anyone who's bought it thinking it's meant to be this bad. When INCEPTION was released on DVD, there was a faulty batch, and WarnerBros recalled and replaced those copies. Whoever is responsible for this DVD ought to recall it, and if you've bought it I would've thought you'd be within your rights to return it as a faulty product, and if I were the director, Dan Turner, I'd be on the case immediately.
What a shame.