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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Alone they are unbeatable... Together they are invincible 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?


Robin Shou makes a cameo as a pirate. Robin Shou played Liu Kang in the 1995 film Mortal Kombat (1995) and it's sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), based on the video game created by Ed Boon. See more »


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 »


[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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Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »


Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky)
Performed by Leopold Stokowski, New York Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Cala Records
By arrangement with Brewman Music & Entertainment
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A Poor Excuse For A Plot, But Good Action, Really Not That Bad
9 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Wow. I never thought In my wildest dreams that I would be standing behind this film, sticking up for it opposed to slandering it with the rest. I actually went to see it for a laugh and so what if there were a half dozen beautiful girls flaunting there stuff right? well the first 10 minutes kinda made me think I was gonna be dead right, but not entirely. Sure it was a very poor excuse for a plot, but the action was really quite good. Before I get into that I need to make a remark, a lot of people have been slandering this movie because of it's story line, fair enough, but if you say that it doesn't make sense, you must be one thick chimpanzee, The story is so linear it hurts, and very, I repeat VERY easy to understand! Back to the movie. The acting was fine, I was especially pleased at Holly's Performance, A perfect role for her I would say, if Anyone's ever seen any of her film clips

Plot: Pro-wrestler Tina (Jaime Pressly), master thief Christie (Holly Valance), and ninja princess Kasumi (Devon Aoki) are competitors in a martial arts tournament with a $10 million prize.

That pretty much sums up the basis of the plot haha but yeah. Good Action, Hot Girls, a worth while watch. Oh and another thing, Sarah Carter who starred in 3 episodes of Smallville plays another butt kickin' Babe, very sexy. It was kind of refreshing be able to watch a movie where the plot wasn't really a problem at all, all you had to do was focus on what was going on, no having to think about how this person knows this person and why they want to kill each other. It was also good to see a 'Girl Power' Flick which wasn't cheesy in the way that Charlie's Angels was, yeah it was cheesy in other ways, but none of that, "come on angels, let's go get 'em" All in all a good watch, I just hope they don't try and do a sequel *sighs* and IF they do, I hope they get a damn script writer!!!!

7 Stars

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