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

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
15 June 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They have the looks... That KILL See more »
Plot:
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.) Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Corey Yuen  (as Cory Yuen)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
J.F. Lawton (screenplay) and
Adam Gross (screenplay) &
Seth Gross (screenplay)

J.F. Lawton (story)

Produced by
Mark A. Altman .... producer
Paul W.S. Anderson .... producer
Jeremy Bolt .... producer
Steven Chasman .... executive producer (as Steve Chasman)
Shirley Davis .... line producer
Bernd Eichinger .... producer
Simon Emanuel .... associate producer
Mark Gottwald .... co-producer
Andreas Grosch .... executive producer
Daniel S. Kletzky .... executive producer
Robert Kulzer .... producer
David Lai .... associate producer
Peggy Lee .... co-producer
Martin Moszkowicz .... executive producer
Andreas Schmid .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Junkie XL 
 
Cinematography by
Chi-Ying Chan 
Kwok-Man Keung 
 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
Eddie Hamilton 
Angie Lam 
 
Casting by
Robyn Ray 
 
Production Design by
Sung Pong Choo  (as James Choo)
 
Art Direction by
Ching-Ching Wong 
 
Set Decoration by
Kim-Wai Chung 
 
Costume Design by
Frank Helmer 
 
Makeup Department
Kevin Alexander .... key hair stylist
Rosemary Lawrence .... makeup artist
Anita Morgan .... key makeup artist
Margaret Stevenson .... makeup department head
Zoe Tahir .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Kerstin Dyroff .... production manager: VIP Medienfonds
Petrina Ho .... unit production manager
Cheuk Kau Man .... production manager (as Cheuk Kauman)
Kerri Schwarze .... post-production supervisor: Complete Post
Michael Toji .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kimiyoshi Adachi .... first assistant director
Debbie Antoniou .... second assistant director (as Deb Antoniou)
Felice Ning Bee Fei .... third assistant director (as Felice Fei Ning Bee)
China Yi Wu Fong .... second second assistant director (as China Fong Yi Wu)
Richard Hughes .... second assistant director: second unit
Julie Siu Wai Lau .... first assistant director: second unit (as Julie Siu Wai Lau)
Lemon Liu .... second assistant director
Sylvia Liu .... first assistant director
Yin Yin Zhao .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sherrie Dai .... draftsperson
 
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Stephen Barden .... supervising dialogue editor
Todd Beckett .... re-recording mixer
Alex Bullick .... foley supervisor
Lee de Lang .... sound design editor (as Lee Delang)
Lee de Lang .... sound effects editor (as Lee Delang)
Brian Dunlop .... adr recordist
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Gina Gyles .... foley assistant (as Gina Wark)
Craig Henighan .... re-recording mixer
Craig Henighan .... supervising sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
John A. Pagano .... sound effects editor
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Jill Purdy .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Rocky Quiroz .... boom operator
Tim Rakoczy .... sound design editor (as Tim Rackozy)
Tim Rakoczy .... sound effects editor (as Tim Rackozy)
Trent Richmond .... adr recordist
Nathan Robitaille .... sound design editor
Nathan Robitaille .... sound effects editor
Martin Schloemer .... mixing recordist
Kip Smedley .... sound recording engineer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Susumu Tokunow .... sound mixer
Marilee Yorston .... foley assistant
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Glenn Campbell .... supervising digital compositor: Area 51
Tiger Cao .... animator: Menfond
Angus Chan .... animator: Menfond
Cori Chan .... animator: Menfond
Cori Chan .... junior lighting artist: Menfond
Po Yan Chan .... animator: Menfond (as Yan Chan)
Ruxing Chen .... animator: Menfond
Patrick Chui .... senior animator: Menfond
Rhys Dippie .... 3D artist: Oktobor
Rhys Dippie .... compositor: Oktobor
Wai Kwan Fong .... animator: Menfond
Ben Fu .... animator: Menfond
Danny Garcia .... visual effects artist
Johnny He .... senior animator: Menfond
Kim He .... animator: Menfond
Weisong He .... animator: Menfond
Bismarck Ho .... animator: Menfond
Japhy Ho .... senior animator: Menfond
Jesse Ho .... animator: Menfond
Kim Ho .... animator: Menfond
Aidy Hong .... senior animator: Menfond
Michael F. Hoover .... animator: Area 51
Jean Hou .... project coordinator: Menfond
Kelvin Hou .... senior animator: Menfond
Barry Howell .... animator: Area 51
Brenda Huang .... senior animator: Menfond
Leming Huang .... senior animator: Menfond
Star Huang .... animator: Menfond
Louis Hung .... animator: Menfond
Robyn Isaacs .... executive producer: Oktobor
Li Hang Kei Jason .... visual effects
Jianqin Jiang .... animator: Menfond
Jonny Kofoed .... animator: Oktobor
Jonny Kofoed .... visual effects designer: Oktobor
Edmond Kwan .... animator: Menfond
Tawny Kwan .... project coordinator: Menfond
Wing Yan Lai .... in-out opticals: Menfond
Anthea Lam .... senior animator: Menfond
Garrett Lam .... on-set visual effects liaison: Menfond
Garrett Lam .... project manager: Menfond
Pat Lun Lam .... animator: Menfond
May Lee .... senior animator: Menfond
Paul Ming Tak Lee .... animator: Menfond
Kwok Yuen Leung .... animator: Menfond
Mon Leung .... animator: Menfond
Lili Li .... senior animator: Menfond
Ruiwen Li .... animator: Menfond
Sunny Li .... animator: Menfond
Xiaoxin Li .... animator: Menfond
Qianghua Liang .... animator: Menfond
Jules Lin .... animator: Menfond
Jules Lin .... on-set visual effects liaison: Menfond
Minping Liu .... animator: Menfond
Yuen Chi Liu .... animator: Menfond
Kament Mai .... animator: Menfond
Michelle Massie .... visual effects co-producer: Area 51
Don McCoy .... animator: Area 51
Don McCoy .... model maker: Area 51
Tim McHugh .... visual effects producer: Area 51
Peter Montgomery .... visual effects supervisor: Los Angeles
Joey Ng .... senior animator: Menfond
Alison O'Brien .... visual effects consultant
Galan Pang .... senior animator: Menfond
Xianwen Qian .... animator: Menfond
Chris Rogers .... digital project manager: Oktobor
Christopher Wild Rogers .... digital intermediate post-production supervisor
Greg Spencer .... digital compositor
Kellany Stewart .... digital compositor
Sam Sun .... animator: Menfond
Jiajun Tang .... senior animator: Menfond
Mark Joey Tang .... visual effects (as Joey Tang)
Meg Thomson .... visual effects producer: Oktobor
Matt Trott .... art director: Oktobor
Matt Trott .... visual effects designer: Oktobor
Yi Man Tse .... animator: Menfond
Andrew Ryan Turner .... visual effects editor
Michael Wah .... senior animator: Menfond
Chi Kit Wong .... animator: Menfond
Eddy Wong .... visual effects
Sum Yin Wong .... animator: Menfond
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor: Hong Kong
Daniel Wu .... animator: Menfond
Jimmy Wu .... animator: Menfond
Nicky Wu .... senior animator: Menfond
Shelley Wu .... animator: Menfond
Roy Xie .... animator: Menfond
Coco Xu .... senior animator: Menfond
Wesley Ye .... animator: Menfond
Siu Fai Yeung .... senior animator: Menfond
Darkus Yu .... on-set visual effects liaison: Menfond
Darkus Yu .... senior animator: Menfond
Yan Yuan .... senior animator: Menfond
Yak Hong Yung .... visual effects artist
Wind Zeng .... animator: Menfond
Xianghao Zeng .... senior animator: Menfond
Fish Zhao .... senior animator: Menfond
Zhuopeng Zheng .... animator: Menfond
Hua Wei Zhou .... senior animator: Menfond
 
Stunts
Chen Chen .... stunt performer
Hai Xia Feng .... stunt performer
Gao Riu Gang .... stunt performer
Fei Gao .... stunt performer
Jian Yong Gi .... stunt performer
Jian Yong Guo .... stunt coordinator
Zhong Lin He .... stunt performer
Hai Sun Huang .... stunt performer
David Gao Quan Jun .... stunt performer
Feng Mei Li .... stunt performer
Hung Lin .... stunt performer
Sang Lin .... stunt performer
Fang Liu .... stunt performer (as Liu Feng)
Jie Liu .... stunt performer
Zhi Gong Mei .... stunt performer
Ting Yu Mu .... stunt performer
Li Na .... stunt performer
Cheng Wei Ou .... stunt performer (as Cheng Wai Ou)
Jing Yu Peng .... stunt performer
Che Qiang .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ming Qiu .... assistant stunt coordinator
Diao Xiz Tian .... stunt performer
Ying Wang .... assistant stunt coordinator
Tu Hai Wei .... stunt performer
Lian Hui Yang .... stunt performer
Jia Yu .... stunt performer
Bai Lin Yuh .... stunt performer (as Ling Yun Bai)
Yong Sheng Zhang .... stunt performer
Hai Zhong .... stunt performer
Xin Xin Zhong .... stunt performer
Mark Hicks .... stunt double: Brian White (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Thomas L. Carter .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Jorde .... costumer
Jennifer Seery .... costume supervisor
Jack Tung .... wardrobe coordinator
Kar Yan Yip .... assistant costume designer: hong kong
 
Editorial Department
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Adrian Hauser .... digital colorist: Complete Post
Skip Kimball .... digital intermediate colorist
Steve Lemley .... color timer
Brad McLaughlin .... post-production coordinator
Jason Wasserman .... first assistant editor: avid
Nicholas Wenger .... post-production assistant (as Nick Wenger)
Bruce Williamson .... digital producer: Atlab
Charlie Wing Fung Wong .... post-production coordinator
Henry Yekanians .... scanning and recording supervisor: Atlab
Ai Kusuhara .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jason Bentley .... music supervisor
Michael Dittrick .... music editor
Anthony Enns .... music score production assistant
Sam Estes .... additional composer: score
Sam Estes .... conductor
Sam Estes .... orchestrator
Nancy L. McCullough .... music clearances
Fredrik Sarhagen .... score mixer
Cliff Swanson .... orchestra coordinator
Julie Wadley .... music clearances
Ben Zales .... music assistant
 
Other crew
Sandi Archer .... assistant accountant
Jo Carter .... accountant
Mandy Chan Mei Yan .... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Crompton .... assistant: Mr Anderson )
Maria Dan .... assistant to producers
Judy Goldberg .... assistant: Jeremy Bolt
Joel Goldes .... additional dialect coach
William Goodman .... production liaison
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative
Florian Harms .... legal counsel: VIP
James Hu .... martial arts trainer: Natasha Malthe
Octavio F. Islas .... assistant: Jeremy Bolt
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
James Taku Leung .... adr voice group (as Jim Leung)
Sherrie Liu .... script supervisor
Chad McCord .... dialogue coach
Marsha Metz .... business and legal affairs
Dieter Meyer .... production executive
Eva Neufahrt .... production controller: VIP Medienfonds
Berit Norrenberg .... legal counsel: VIP (as Berit Wetzel)
Christine Robson .... production accountant
Megan Shaw .... business & legal affairs
Chuck Speed .... business affairs: Mindfire
Matthew Stein .... studio executive
Adele Steward .... production coordinator
Davina To .... assistant to director
Claire Varney .... unit publicist
Bill Wang .... cast assistant
Sylvi Woitusch .... production assistant: VIP Medienfonds
Charlie Wing Fung Wong .... assistant production coordinator
Patrick Zorer .... production executive
 
Thanks
Rosemary Lawrence .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"DOA" - USA (short title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for pervasive martial arts and action violence, some sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the first fight scenes the screen layout and voice announcer are lifted straight from the game.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Weatherby is talking to Helena on the stairs, towards the end of the scene, a bounce card can clearly be seen reflected in his glasses.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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Movie Connections:
Spin off from Dead or Alive (1996) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Like the WaySee more »

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111 out of 162 people found the following review useful.
Teenage boys are going to love it, 17 August 2006
Author: Richard Hawes from Kent, England

I love martial arts movies and in particular Cory Yuen films. No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers is a favourite. Having previously done great work with Jason Statham in The Transporter I had pretty high hopes. But I had reservations - this was a starring role for Holly Valance after all.

It wasn't everything I hoped it would be. Compared to the raw energy of Crank, DOA was committee film-making as usual. Colourful and featuring plentiful (reasonable) action DOA is only interesting in the opportunities it presents to draw comparison to others.

Borrowing stylistic and casting ideas from Charlie's Angels and Kill Bill, DOA is essentially Mortal Kombat and Streetfighter combined. Drawing parallels to Enter the Dragon too, there is nothing original or inventive.

Kane Kosugi benefits most from the choreography. He has a sequence on a flight of stairs which is brilliant and brutal - very similar to his scenes in his Japanese breakthrough vehicle Blood Heat. Elsewhere, while the film sexes up the concept of the tournament/video game movie, it's fatal flaw is that it's heroines don't convince. In Charlie's Angels they did.

Cory is notable for doing more than his share of fighting femme movies back in Hong Kong, including the recent So Close, but none are classic. DOA should have featured support from the likes of Cynthia Rothrock and Michelle Yeoh rather than Eric Roberts and Robin Shou. The girls are pure eye candy. Only Pressley comes close to credibility - because she has an impressive physique and attitude. Holly flutters her eyes at Coronation Street's Matthew Marsden while forcing an English accent. Devon Aoki lacks charisma.

The incorporation of the video game elements such as the character intros, K.O. freeze frames etc works really well and the costume design and production design brings the game to life brilliantly. You believe in the exaggerated world and that is key. But ultimately this is little more than a time waster.

A decent popcorn movie but nothing new for action fans.

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