Feb 172022

The Final Option comes to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber and includes an audio commentary, featurette and theatrical trailer. The Blu-ray was released on February 15th.



The Final Option

Genre(s): Suspense Thriller
Kino Lorber| R – 125 min. – $29.95 | February 15, 2022

Date Published: 02/17/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Ian Sharp
Writer(s): James Follett (book ‘The Tiptoe Boys’); George Markstein (story), Reginald Rose (screenplay)
Cast: Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Tony Doyle, John Duttine, Kenneth Griffith

Features: Commentary, Featurette, Trailer
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: 47.46 GB
Total Bitrate: 43.68 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Kino Lorber provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


The British receive intelligence that an anti-nuclear militant group is planning to kill the U.S. ambassador at the Iranian embassy. The British Special Air Services enlists the help of Capt. Peter Skellen (LEWIS COLLINS), who is charged with going undercover. But he is quickly found out by the terrorists, and his wife and child are taken hostage. As Skellen attempts to get word to his superiors, the terrorists begin to execute their plan, which leads to a siege at the embassy.



This release comes with a matted slip cover. Features include an Audio Commentary with Director Ian Sharp and Producer Evan Lloyd (and moderated by Film Producer Jonathan Sothcott; Last of the Gentlemen Producers: The Life and Works of Evan Lloyd (38:59), a featurette on the producer; and last the Trailer (1:47).


VIDEO – 4/5

This was originally released as part of a double feature by Shout Factory back in 2014. Considering there’s no mention on the back cover, it would seem this is likely the same 1080p high-definition transfer. As such, it’s not a fantastic looking picture or anything, however this still looks fairly decent with okay detail especially on close-up shots, the original film grain still intact and colors probably in keeping with how the movie was originally shot, so no artificial brightening. There were some dust marks and specs here and there so not entirely clean.

AUDIO – 3¾/5

The disc comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track. As with the video, this probably taken from the original 2014 release. Even so, dialogue comes across with good clarity and there was decent depth for the few more suspense-filled scenes involving guns. Again, it’s not entirely remarkable but still adequate considering the film’s age and lack of much, if any, restoration work.





Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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