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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 15 June 2007 (USA)
World's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide. (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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They're the ultimate fighters. They've got the looks. They've got the moves, and the men fall at their feet. See more »

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Action | Adventure

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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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15 June 2007 (USA)  »

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DOA  »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$480,314 (USA) (29 June 2007)
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Tomonobu Itagaki said in a interview that he wanted Aya Ueto as Ayane and Kumiko Goto as Kasumi. See more »

Goofs

Christie's ID Image is taken from the rain fight with Helena at the beginning of the tournament when the rain fight is in the middle of the film. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Front 2 Back
Written by Trevor Jackson and Franklin Toson, Jr.
Performed by Playgroup (featuring K.C. Flightt)
Courtesy of Playgroup Recordings
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Absolutely Fantastic... if you're watching it in 1996.
16 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1999, the martial arts movie was redefined by "The Matrix." What people forget is, the martial arts movie was previously redefined four years earlier, with the release of 1995's "Mortal Kombat." Of course, yes, "The Matrix" left everything before it in the dust. But for that 4 years, we had a short-lived champion... exciting action sequences, fair-to-cheesy dialogue, and a thumping techno soundtrack. It took something as historical as the Wachowski Brothers to knock it off its perch.

"Dead or Alive" features action sequences about on-par with "Mortal Kombat," dialogue scenes that are only slightly more painful, and the added presence of Eric Roberts, which takes two full points off its IMDb rating just for attaching his name to it.

I didn't hate DOA; it was miles better than "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" and director Corey Yuen ("Transporter," "So Close") is certainly light-years better than Uwe Boll, if that even means anything.

Slightly better than your average rental, but not worth a $7 movie ticket. In 1996 this would have made a bundle, but today it's just something that might actually hold your attention on cable at 3 a.m. 6/10.


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