Operation Finale appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie boasted a pleasing image.
Overall sharpness worked well. Some wider shots veered a smidgen toward the soft side, but they remained in the minority during this largely accurate presentation.
I saw no shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes remained absent. Print flaws also failed to become an issue.
Like most modern movies, Finale went a lot of orange and teal, as those tones dominated 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 happy with this high-quality presentation.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it added involvement to the proceedings. The five channels used music in an involving manner, and various effects also broadened the soundscape in a moderate way.
While not a film packed with action, Finale came to life enough to work the speakers well. Various vehicles and elements of violence moved around the room in a convincing pattern to contribute some life to the tale.
Audio quality worked well. Speech seemed concise and distinctive, while effects appeared accurate and natural. Louder moments – such as from various weapons – boasted fine punch.
Music was warm and full, with a good level of punch from percussive elements. All of this left us with a satisfactory “B” soundtrack.
Among the extras, we find an audio commentary from director Chris Weitz. He offers a running, screen-specific look at story/characters, facts and liberties, cast and performances, sets and locations, effects, music and design choices.
Overall, Weitz offers a fairly informative chat, though he can seem a bit dry at times. Still, he covers a reasonably good array of domains and makes this a largely worthwhile discussion.
Inside the Operation runs six minutes, 24 seconds and includes notes from Weitz, producers Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jason Spire and Fred Berger, David Brisbin, chief Mossad consultant Avner Avraham and actors Ben Kingsley, Oscar Isaac, Torben Liebrecht, Haley Lu Richardson, Nick Kroll, Melanie Laurent, and Matthew Orton. It gives us a basic promotional featurette with general notes about the film but nothing insightful.
The disc opens with ads for Creed II, Papillon (2018), Mile 22 and Colette. No trailer for Finale appears here.
A second disc presents a DVD copy of Finale. It provides the same extras as the Blu-ray.
At its core, Operation Finale tells a strong tale, and it boasts an excellent cast. The end result becomes a fairly engaging effort but it seems a little less dynamic than I’d like. The Blu-ray brings very good picture and audio along with bonus materials headlined by a reasonably informative commentary. Expect a good but not great historical drama.