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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  15 June 2007 (USA)
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The movie adaptation of the best selling video game series Dead or Alive.


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A number of fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. They travel to the tournament island by plane, until they have to jump out mid-flight with parachutes, and then have until sundown to reach the main island to be entered into the tournament. Fighters are then pooled against one another in a knock-out style tournament, with the loser of a battle sent home, and the winner progressing to the subsequent round. The plot revolves around four female fighters who begin as rivals, but subsequently find themselves teaming up against another force. Written by Wikipedia

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Killer looks are nothing without the right moves... See more »


Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive martial arts and action violence, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

DOA  »

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Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$394,711 (Australia) (8 September 2006)


$480,314 (USA) (29 June 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Holly Valance, about 40 bikinis were ruined while making this film. See more »


The shoes on Christie's final showdown outfit (black tunic, black shoes) keep changing. "Officially" she is shown wearing pointy-toed black sling-backs with a kitten heel but throughout the entire final sequence, those alternate between this style and simple black ballet flats. When she is released out of the harvest pod, she is even seen barefoot, then seconds later, she's wearing a version of the black shoes again. See more »


[first lines]
Ryu Hayabusa: Princess Kasumi, your brother is dead. Your destiny is to lead your people.
Kasumi: I will not believe he is dead, until I see his body.
Ryu Hayabusa: There is no body.
Kasumi: Then he is not dead.
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Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) See more »


Picking Up J.D.
From the motion picture Thelma & Louise (1991)
Written by Hans Zimmer
Performed by Hans Zimmer
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music, Inc.
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Brain off entertainment
24 September 2006 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a group of fighters getting invited to a fighting contest. Along the way, they find out there is a plot behind it and they work together to fight the bad guys.

There are quite a few problems with the movie. The plot is implausible. The DOA logo gets an on screen appearance too much that is very annoying. The love relationships seem so poorly built up that it exists just for the sake of existing. Not to mention the numerous soft porn scenes that make the film look cheap. Oh, and Devon Aokiwears the same facial expression on her face all the time, and her dialogs are spoken in such a plain and mundane way that is devoid of any emotion.

However, there are good things about the film. The film is pure brain-off entertainment. The fight scenes are very well thought out and rehearsed. This alone makes the film fun to watch.

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