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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 »

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

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We are shown Helena having a tattoo on her lower back (during the beach scene) and one on her neck (during the fight scene with Christie), but later in the fight, with her back to us, both parts are visible, but the tattoos have disappeared. 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 Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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The Mating Game
Written by Shana Halligan and Kiran Shahani
Performed by Bitter Sweet (as Bitter:Sweet)
Courtesy of Quango Music
By arrangement with Zync Music, Inc.
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There's action ! There's bikinis! ..........and thats about it.
25 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

With its one dimensional characters and convoluted story, dead or alive was never really the best game to bring to the big screen . But nevertheless thanks to cory yune and a dubious ensemble cast, we now have a dead or alive movie. But is it any better than the corny trailers suggests ? The answer is NO .

Like the games its based on there's plenty of scantily clad babes and over the top action but thats all there is. There's no sense of suspense, interesting characters or successful attempts at intentional humour- just over edited fights mixed with a healthy portion of T&A.

Will the fans like it ? I can safely bet that once again the answer is no. Much like 94's street fighter movie, the characters are brought to life through a horribly mismatched cast decked out in cheesy cosplay outfits- only the most die-hard fans will be completely happy with this one.

DOA isn't completely terrible. The few fights that aren't edited to death are pretty good , and there's lots of laughs to be had from the corny acting and dialogue- but its overall buffoonery doesn't raise it above trashy "midnight movie on cable" status.

Its one for horny teens and dead or alive completists only.


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