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Company of Heroes DVD PackshotThe latest computer game to be turned into a movie is the best selling game from ‘Company of Heroes’. It’s a real-time strategy game in which you have to navigate your soldiers  tanks across maps in order to defeat your enemies coming in at your front the opposite direction.

The new movie has a very Band of Brothers feel to it and actually has one character from that series playing the same role in the movie. Company of Heroes is released on DVD today and stars Tom Sizemore (Black Hawk Down, Saving Private Ryan), Chad Collins (Lake Placid 2, Sniper Reloaded), Vinnie Jones (The Tomb, Snatch), Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger, “Band of Brothers”), and Jürgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code, Das Boot).

During the last major German offensive of World War II, a company of American soldiers is lost behind enemy lines during the Battle of the Bulge and they make a horrific discovery – Hitler has a super bomb in development. The soldiers soon learn about a secret allied mission to retrieve a defecting German scientist in charge of Hitler’s weapons programme. Faced with impossible odds, the company and an escaping POW go on a daring raid into the heart of Nazi Germany in pursuit of the scientist.

COMPANY OF HEROES the movie was written by David Reed. It was produced by Jeffrey Beach and Phillip Roth. It was directed by Don Michael Paul. You can order your copy here. You’ll notice Vinnie Jones is back in the movie as a British RAF pilot so I thought it would be fun to do a ‘movies starring football players’! Here’s what I’ve come up with!

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