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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.

Director:

Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)

Writers:

J.F. Lawton (screenplay), Adam Gross (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime Pressly ... Tina Armstrong
Devon Aoki ... Kasumi
Holly Valance ... Christie Allen
Sarah Carter ... Helena Douglas
Natassia Malthe ... Ayane
Kane Kosugi ... Ryu Hayabusa
Matthew Marsden ... Max
Eric Roberts ... Donovan
Steve Howey ... Weatherby
Brian White ... Zack
Kevin Nash ... Bass Armstrong
Collin Chou ... Hayate
Derek Boyer ... Bayman
Silvio Simac ... Leon
Fang Liu 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Official Sites:

Offical site [Germany] | TFM [France] | See more »

Country:

UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DOA See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 1h 9 mins) During Weatherby hacking, code quickly flashes. The scrolling code is a Linux source code essential for running Linux on the DEC/Compaq Alpha processor. 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

Loaded Guns
From the motion picture Thelma & Louise (1991)
Written by Hans Zimmer
Performed by Hans Zimmer
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music, Inc.
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A Poor Excuse For A Plot, But Good Action, Really Not That Bad
9 September 2006 | by QuaaySee all my reviews

Wow. I never thought In my wildest dreams that I would be standing behind this film, sticking up for it opposed to slandering it with the rest. I actually went to see it for a laugh and so what if there were a half dozen beautiful girls flaunting there stuff right? well the first 10 minutes kinda made me think I was gonna be dead right, but not entirely. Sure it was a very poor excuse for a plot, but the action was really quite good. Before I get into that I need to make a remark, a lot of people have been slandering this movie because of it's story line, fair enough, but if you say that it doesn't make sense, you must be one thick chimpanzee, The story is so linear it hurts, and very, I repeat VERY easy to understand! Back to the movie. The acting was fine, I was especially pleased at Holly's Performance, A perfect role for her I would say, if Anyone's ever seen any of her film clips

Plot: Pro-wrestler Tina (Jaime Pressly), master thief Christie (Holly Valance), and ninja princess Kasumi (Devon Aoki) are competitors in a martial arts tournament with a $10 million prize.

That pretty much sums up the basis of the plot haha but yeah. Good Action, Hot Girls, a worth while watch. Oh and another thing, Sarah Carter who starred in 3 episodes of Smallville plays another butt kickin' Babe, very sexy. It was kind of refreshing be able to watch a movie where the plot wasn't really a problem at all, all you had to do was focus on what was going on, no having to think about how this person knows this person and why they want to kill each other. It was also good to see a 'Girl Power' Flick which wasn't cheesy in the way that Charlie's Angels was, yeah it was cheesy in other ways, but none of that, "come on angels, let's go get 'em" All in all a good watch, I just hope they don't try and do a sequel *sighs* and IF they do, I hope they get a damn script writer!!!!

7 Stars


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