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The movie adaptation of the best selling video game series Dead or Alive.

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Storyline

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

Taglines:

The world's deadliest assassins will enter. Only the best will survive. See more »

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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 September 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

DOA  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$480,314 (USA) (29 June 2007)
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Trivia

In the video game Christie has white hair, in the film she has blonde hair. See more »

Goofs

The shoes on Christie's final showdown outfit (black tunic, black shoes) keep changing. "Officially" she is shown wearing pointy-toed black sling-backs with a kitten heel but throughout the entire final sequence, those alternate between this style and simple black ballet flats. When she is released out of the harvest pod, she is even seen barefoot, then seconds later, she's wearing a version of the black shoes again. 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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3 February 2007 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I've been playing Dead or Alive since the Playstation release back in 1998 (I still do~~) and was shocked when I heard someone's gonna turn it into a movie. As a fan, the first thing, the major concern I had happens to be the actors playing the fighters. Not that it was a complete let down (especially since most of the attitudes of the characters in the game and movie were quite different), I had to anticipate it being (forgive the term) somewhat 'Americanized'. But ah, well. That's how it was. Don't know if Tomonobu Itagaki liked seeing Hayate not so often in the film, though (Hayate WAS modeled after him, the DOA creator). So when it was released, I avoided watching it, until now.

Corey Yuen did an amazing job directing this one. The choreography of the fight scenes were really good, but the script and the plot... those needed work. It was fun seeing Robin Shou and Collin Chou in this film. But props to Jaime Pressly for the amazing portrayal of Tina! She, in my opinion, stole the show from Devon Aoki.

But really, this is more of a fan service (in glorified kick-ass fights!) than a supposed movie in its own right. But it was better than most game adaptations and it was fun to watch.

One thing's certain- I didn't like the portrayal of Ayane.


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