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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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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 September 2006 (UK)  »

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DOA  »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 attacked by multiple foes she kicks cherry blossom at their faces. During the wider shots we see there are no cherry blossom trees around. 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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References Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (2003) See more »

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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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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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