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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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Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)

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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:

Alone they are unbeatable... Together they are invincible 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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Details

Official Sites:

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

Country:

UK | Germany | Japan | 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 USA:

$260,713, 17 June 2007

Gross USA:

$480,813

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,563,172
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Shou makes a cameo as a pirate. Robin Shou played Liu Kang in the 1995 film Mortal Kombat (1995) and it's sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), based on the video game created by Ed Boon. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) In the first round elimination, the scoreboard says that Helena defeats Hitomi when she is actually fighting a guy with short black hair and a yellow costume. Hitomi is a Japanese/German girl with long brown hair in the games. 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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Written by Dylan Burns and Christopher Karyotakis
Performed by Bodyrockers
Courtesy of Turnaround Records
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Brain off entertainment
24 September 2006 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a group of fighters getting invited to a fighting contest. Along the way, they find out there is a plot behind it and they work together to fight the bad guys.

There are quite a few problems with the movie. The plot is implausible. The DOA logo gets an on screen appearance too much that is very annoying. The love relationships seem so poorly built up that it exists just for the sake of existing. Not to mention the numerous soft porn scenes that make the film look cheap. Oh, and Devon Aokiwears the same facial expression on her face all the time, and her dialogs are spoken in such a plain and mundane way that is devoid of any emotion.

However, there are good things about the film. The film is pure brain-off entertainment. The fight scenes are very well thought out and rehearsed. This alone makes the film fun to watch.


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