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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)

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

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$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$260,713 (USA) (15 June 2007)

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$480,314 (USA) (29 June 2007)
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In the video game Christie has white hair, in the film she has blonde hair. See more »

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When Helena is fighting the female guards on the steps with two samurai swords, she hits two of the guards in the stomach with the handles, then on the head with the sword. But she actually never touches one of the guards, who still falls backward as if she was hit. See more »

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[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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Written by Paul Oakenfold, Ian Green and Ryan Tedder
Performed by Paul Oakenfold (as Oakenfold) (featuring Ryan Tedder)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company, Perfecto Records and EMI Music France
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A lot like the video games
9 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the DOA video games, it was in my nature to go see this film. Even though I knew it was going to be shocking, I was surprised (a bit).

Following the storyline from the games, DOA is about a fighting tournament held on a secret island were all is not what it seems. Princess Kusami (Devon Aoki) joins the tournament to find her brother. Tina (jammie Pressley) a distinguished womens wrestler joins to prove to the world she's not fake, like her "fighting style". Christie (holly valance)playing a sultry thief joins in order to steal a vault full of money, hidden on the island. Over time they meet other characters and they learn to work together in order to stop the main villain, Donovan (Eric Roberts).

Like most fighting video game/movies the really isn't much of a story and a few of the actors are below par (espesially from Kane Kosugi), I was really impressed by Holly Valance and Sarah Carter.

Most reviews can tell you that this is strictly for teenage boys, and I can tell you there right, through some racy shots of Holly valance and Jamie Presley. But what Impressed me the most with DOA is the fight sequences. Kane Kosugi has one of the best I've seen In a while on a flight of stairs and Sarah Carter and Holly Valance battle it out in the rain making it an almost glorified wet t-shirt Competition.

If your looking for something innovating form this genre, keep walking, but if your looking for a great way to spend and hour and a half with some friends, then see DOA.


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