Company of Heroes movie out March 19

Straight-to-DVD and Blu-ray World War II film based on THQ's game series starring Tom Sizemore and Neal McDonough arriving early next year.

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The Company of Heroes movie from THQ and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will launch March 19 on DVD and Blu-ray, IGN reports. Based on the strategy game series, the film is skipping a theatrical release.

The Company of Heroes film may not have received much press, but it features a cast of Hollywood veterans. The film stars Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down), Neal McDonough (Flags Of Our Fathers, Captain America: The First Avenger), Chad Collins (Lake Placid 2, Sniper: Reloaded), and Jürgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code, Das Boot).

The World War II-set Company of Heroes follows a band of American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the Battle of the Bulge. The squad discovers Hitler's plans to create a super bomb and fight their way through Nazi Germany to foil the Fuhrer's plot.

The next entry in THQ's Company of Heroes series is Relic's Company of Heroes 2. It was recently delayed for quality purposes and is now expected during March 2013.

Discussion

3 comments
UkrainianGod411
UkrainianGod411

The movie is gonna rock! A great cast and crew, combined with a great script and the performances are sure to NAIL IT.  I think it should be released in theaters.....but I'm not a Sony Exec., so who knows why they want to go straight to DVD.  

UkrainianGod411
UkrainianGod411

And the best role in the film, Ivan Puzharski, played by Dimitri DIatchenko, (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Chernobyl Diaries, Sons of Anarchy).  Don't forget that, fuckers...LOL.

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

Is this the result of Uwe Boll trying to imitate Band of Bothers?

 

 

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

Maybe this movie will be good, maybe it won't. I'm not sure it will be as good as Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, though.

BigheadNo1
BigheadNo1

So that's where the funding from Company of Heroes Online went

Bakaro
Bakaro

I want to praise THQ for trying, but.... i believe most of the fans will prefer all those budget went to COH2. =/

Jalexander89
Jalexander89

Another interpretation of Band of Brothers?

 

Takeno456
Takeno456

Actually looks interesting. Also THQ needs everything they can get so I might get this. 

chechak7
chechak7

i wish camera is from above like a game ...king tiger ...flank....i miss this game

glez13
glez13

LOL

Straight to DVD.

LOL

AceBalls
AceBalls

I love war movies and I definitely love the Company of Heroes games... But this movie - looks like SHIT.

brok
brok

Whaaaaat? Where did this come from? Oh who cares, more WW2 film goodness has be grinning from ear to ear- and just look at that cast! The whole gang's here! All they're missing is Christian Berkel, the bald German dude, for a complete set.

 

The squad stuck behind enemy lines sounded good- the foiling a super weapon angle... not so much. Still, the trailer looked pretty rad anyway. Let's just hope they don't do that 'halt' sign language too often.

wezkilla
wezkilla

those german tanks looked pretty strange, i dont believe i know the name for them unless they are the new weapon they were testing for the films plot

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Tom Sizemore's career has really gone downhill since he did Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, etc.

 

Look up the movie "Ring Around the Rosie". Perhaps the most pointless movie in existence, made worse by whoever decided that Sizemore had to be in it.

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

Never heard of the movie until now, awesome.. been a while since any new war movies came out. Still hoping for another ww2 mini series from the makers of Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

HIT3kNology
HIT3kNology

Neal McDonough was also in Band of Brothers

blackothh
blackothh

i dont understand.........so.....thq is going broke but they had time to make a movie too?

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

I love it how Tom Sizemore waltz around and didn't care for the bullets whizzing by in Black Hawk Dawn.

 

He didn't even have a weapon.

kerrman
kerrman

Tom Sizemore in a war movie is enough to get me to rent it. Won't be buying it though.

Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down are my two favorite movies, so I'm a bit biased :P

criminalscum87
criminalscum87

Straight to DVD AND based on a video game. 

 

You know it's good!

hotshot331
hotshot331

Looks like a low budget film. T-34 tanks and random weapons 

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

This is actually a very good idea if it comes with the game in some sort of collector's or special edition or something.

 

But if they only intend to release it on its own... I... don't see the point...

SolidTy
SolidTy

Some of these straight to Blu-Ray/DVD movies are pretty good, but most are bad. I hope this is one of the good ones.

 

I usually look up the director, you'd be surprised of some neat directorial talent that just couldn't get on the big screen.

Johny_47
Johny_47

Company of Heroes didn't really have a story, it was just typical WWII battles and strategy, but maybe they can make it interesting by giving it a good twist or something.

 

The 'straight to DVD / Blu Ray doesn't put me off at all, alot of good films ave gone straight to DVD, I hope the director and composer are good for the film.

Ratatoskr321
Ratatoskr321

Where are you, Uwe Boll? I know you're around here somewhere!

yeah_28
yeah_28

Well at least they didnt ruined a movie based on another game with actual potential for a film.

GamespotAudio
GamespotAudio

Why is this even a thing?!?! Its not like there are not a bagillion "war" movies out there....

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

WHAT~!

 

the story is not even any of the SP campaigns, how is this COH? ...why does it even have COH attached to it?  its just a ww2 movie

djTonge
djTonge

@wezkilla  They're  T34 (Soviet) tanks with a fake turret and some bits welded on... take a look at the front of one, and a pic of the front of a t34.. not the first time the 'wrong' tanks have been used in a movie.. 'Patton' for example used M48 'Merican tanks for the Germans.. :D

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @wezkilla or it could be a modified panzer 3 with extra armour protection. During that period most of the Wehrmacht armour column were mostly outdated  armour units dated upto 1939. Most of those armour were refitted to other roles, most commonly panzer 3 chassis which were used in multiple roles, one of which is Stug3

msfan1289
msfan1289

 @Rattlesnake_8 yeah me, and why now just pick it up, or rent it, its not like its going to hurt anyone, if its good then its good, if it sucks then well it sucks.

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

 @hotshot331 

Random weapons??? I would hardly call Thompson Machine guns and the rifles they were using "random weapons." I do see where you get the idea that they are T-34 tanks, even though they appear to be the later T-34-85 i believe. Tanks are hard to come by and they probably used those because if they are actual Russian tanks, then they were probably easy to get as German tanks are hard to come by.

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

 @yeah_28 Actually, in the sad state of things nowadays... I'd say the less plot a game has the better its chances to be made into a decent movie...

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

 @msfan1289  @Rattlesnake_8

 My top two WWII movies are "The Longest Day" and "Enemy at the Gates". Besides this movie might be availbe to rent from Amazon instant video on release.

hotshot331
hotshot331

 @Hobbes444 Not totally random, but I saw some Lee Enfields, what might be a G98, American with a G43 sniper, a MG08 (probably just a souped up Maxim) etc. Although the Thompson 1928 without the compensator was nice :)

 

And did you notice that the planes in 1:47 are just toys? I just saw it, but it's probably just for the trailer

yeah_28
yeah_28

 @Icepick_Trotter hmm  maybe you're right, although i dont know if it would make it decent but instead just closer to the game.

 

msfan1289
msfan1289

 @J4m3sR4n0r72  @Rattlesnake_8 Band of Brothers, is my top favorite WWII show ( i know its not a movie i know) but man i can watch it over and over and never get bored of it.

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

 @msfan1289

 Please allow me to put it this way: If you are truely interested in this straight to DVD release, I have no issue with that. I was just wondering if you were joking or not. I meant no offense.

SWATMAN4
SWATMAN4

 @Hobbes444  @hotshot331

 More often than not, Soviet T-54/55 series tanks (being the most numerous tank in existence) are converted to look like German panzers. Saving Private Ryan's Tiger was a converted T-55. The only legitimate tank that I saw in there was the Marder III. Been a while since I saw it so I could be wrong. The SPG was a Soviet SU-series tank destroyer. I'm such a World War geek :P