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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure | 15 June 2007 (USA)
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The 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.

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(as Cory Yuen)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tina Armstrong
... Kasumi
... Christie Allen
... Helena Douglas
... Ayane
... Ryu Hayabusa
... Max
... Donovan
... Weatherby
... Zack
... Bass Armstrong
... Hayate
... Bayman
... Leon
Fang Liu ... Gen Fu
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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

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They have the looks... That KILL 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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15 June 2007 (USA)  »

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DOA  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£224,786 (United Kingdom), 17 September 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$260,713, 17 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$480,314, 1 July 2007
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Trivia

Ryu's attack on the base is a possible reference to the Ninja Gaiden series, in which Ryu also stars in. However, Hayabusa fights with the Dragon Sword in the Ninja Gaiden games, while in the movie he fights hand-to-hand. See more »

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(at around 21 mins) Christie's ID Image is taken from the rain fight with Helena at the beginning of the tournament when the rain fight is in the middle of the film. 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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References The Bodyguard (1992) See more »

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I Like the Way
Written by Dylan Burns and Christopher Karyotakis
Performed by Bodyrockers
Courtesy of Turnaround Records
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A fun movie, so don't take it seriously
21 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

While I agree that this is not terribly original or even an innovative film, it is fun, and that's what it was meant to be. You can't expect mastery from actors who haven't trained their whole lives but having a long history with martial disciplines I felt that these women did a great job. Sarah Carter has shown combative promise for years (remember Black Sash???), and her skill as a dancer is clear watching her move (fighting or not). Graceful and inspired, sleek and sexy, in many ways, she alone is worth seeing this movie for, whether in jeans or that little bikini. Who couldn't love this woman? But then they throw in other talent like Jaime (who is obviously in shape for this film both physically and professionally—great accent she adopted) and Devon, both of whom who could have a strong career in action flicks.

Having said that, this is not a film for the martial arts critic, it is a movie for fans. Many may have to lower their expectations so as to not feel as other reviewers have, and may need to remind themselves that these women are not masters of combat (and that a gorgeous woman in a bikini is not offensive but a vision). Movies don't have to be original to be enjoyable, and I hope viewers don't fall into the trap of criticizing this movie because it isn't. Why bother watching any movie then?


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