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Final Liberation's cutscenes use real actors combined with CGI. They were influenced by two short Warhammer 40,000 films - Hive City and Inquisitor and even use some of the sound effects and sequences from these films.

The live-action cutscenes were created by Bright Light Studios, now defunct.

Warhammer Epic 40k Final Liberation Intro (1997, SSI Holistic Design)

Warhammer Epic 40k Final Liberation Intro (1997, SSI Holistic Design)

Final Liberation intro movie

Actors

Commissar Holt - Larry Rew
Captain Agrippa (Ultramarines) - Dave Perks
Commander - John Kingsley
Talmayus - David Learner
Omegus - Hu Pryce
Sgt. Ivanovitch - Peter Mimmack
Tech Adept - Sean Connolly
Sgt. Mathias - John Hathaway
Shadowsword Commander - Jason Harris
Overlord Uri Petchenka - David Roberts
Colonel Horgrawl - Clifford Barry
General Mikial Silenko - Roger Franke 
Jal-Gada/Warboss Skroll - Gavin Naylor
Commander Beshenka - Robert Wilkinson
Gunter Klein - Jefferey Wilson
Draastus - Richard Westcott
Lady Mistress Mollar Tobias - Louise Papillon
Sgt. Mahrhut - Marcus Fernando
Ork voices - Lee Crawford

Costumes - Sandra Maudlin, Joy Foley, Bright Light Studios
Voice talent - Dave Merrick, Forrest Elam, Mike Simpson, Garrett Graham, Dave Wallick
Extras - Niki Felsted, Gregory Cooper, Richard Bacchus, Jamie Firth, Mark Gibbons, Karl Oswin, Matthew Sweatman, Mark Wiszowaty

Original live-action footage - Bright Light Studios
Original computer animation - David Sweet, Chris Royster (Holistic Design)
Media Engineers - Maurice Jackson, Lee Crawford
Editors - John Eberhardt, Mario Alves
Live-action Director, BLS - Tom Lauten
Script/Story - Tom Lauten, Andrew Greenberg, Ken Lightner, John Eberhardt, Andy Jones
Production Manager, BLS - Keith Dando
Live-action art Director, BLS - Mark Bedford
Digital effects, BLS - Neil South
Workshop supervisor, BLS - Peter Ives
Effects crew, BLS - Dave Churchill, Paul O'Reilly, Claire Watson

Cutscenes

Final Liberation Scene 01

Final Liberation Scene 01

Opening Moves

Final Liberation Cutscene 02

Final Liberation Cutscene 02

Space Marine victory

Final Liberation SCENE2B

Final Liberation SCENE2B

Recapturing the Spaceport

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE3B sergeant speaks

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE3B sergeant speaks

New units (cutscene triggered when player gains new regiment)

Final Liberation 3A - Tallarn Leman Russ

Final Liberation 3A - Tallarn Leman Russ

Tallarn tanks (cutscene triggered shortly before the 9th Volistad Basilisk Regiment joins the player's forces)

Final Liberation SCENE4A

Final Liberation SCENE4A

Volistad's Iron Lords

Epic 40

Epic 40.000 Final Liberation - Cutscene 5 (Win95 1997)

Ork counterattack - better run...

Final Liberation SCENE6A

Final Liberation SCENE6A

Arrogance and Incompetence

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE4B driving tanks-0

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE4B driving tanks-0

Shadowswords on the move...

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE7A ork war machines

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE7A ork war machines

Ork vehicles (cutscene triggered as the player draws near to the Temple of the Emperor)

Final Liberation SCENE7B

Final Liberation SCENE7B

Astropaths re-establish their union with the Emperor (cutscene triggered after player liberates the Temple)

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE8A imperial soldier observe gargant construction

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE8A imperial soldier observe gargant construction

Ork Gargant construction

Final Liberation 8B - The Titan

Final Liberation 8B - The Titan

The Bringer of Tears (cutscene triggered after player liberates the Adeptus Mechanicus workshops)

Final Liberation 9 - Kommissar gives status

Final Liberation 9 - Kommissar gives status

Campaign status report (cutscene triggered after a turn of inaction)

Final Liberation Relieved of Duty

Final Liberation Relieved of Duty

*COMMISSAR* Holt! *slap (cutscene plays when player liberates Borodni, Volistad's capital)

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE10 space hulk arrive the system

Warhammer Epic 40000 Final Liberation SCENE10 space hulk arrive the system

The Space Hulk (cutscene triggered when the Space Hulk arrives at Volistad)

Final Liberation SCENE11

Final Liberation SCENE11

Ork counterattack (cutscene triggered when the Orks launch a counterattack)

Final Liberation SCENE12A

Final Liberation SCENE12A

Ork reinforcements from the Space Hulk (cutscene triggered after the Space Hulk crash lands)

Final Liberation 12B - Destroyed Ork war machines

Final Liberation 12B - Destroyed Ork war machines

Destroyed Ork war machines

Epic 40

Epic 40.000 Final Liberation - Cutscene 13a (Win95 1997)

Ork Gargants

Epic 40

Epic 40.000 Final Liberation - Cutscene 14a (Win95 1997)

Kult of Speed

Final Liberation 15 - Kommissar gives status

Final Liberation 15 - Kommissar gives status

Imperial retreat (cutscene triggered if player loses a battle)

Final Liberation 16 - Orks been defeated

Final Liberation 16 - Orks been defeated

Imperial victory but... (cutscene triggered if player wins but Skroll survives)

Final Liberation 17 - Fireworks because Orks are destroyed

Final Liberation 17 - Fireworks because Orks are destroyed

Total victory for the Imperium (cutscene triggered if player manages to kill Skroll and defeat the Orks)

Epic 40

Epic 40.000 Final Liberation - Cutscene 18 (Win95 1997)

Total defeat (cutscene triggered if the Imperial forces are beaten and Commissar Holt dies)

Final Liberation SCENE19

Final Liberation SCENE19

Defeat (cutscene triggered if the Imperium loses but Holt survives)

Final Liberation 20 - Destroyed Planet

Final Liberation 20 - Destroyed Planet

Humiliation (If you lose the first battle against the Orks!)

Trivia