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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're the ultimate fighters. They've got the looks. They've got the moves, and the men fall at their feet. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ayane's appearance in the film differs from the games. The differences:
  • Her eyes were brown, rather than red.
  • Her bangs were styled differently, to the sides rather than covering her forehead.
  • Her trademark ribbon was switched out for a rope like accessory.
  • Her race was changed (from Japanese to half Norwegian-Filipino, and she looks much more Norwegian than Filipino).
  • Her actress was 32 years old, and, obviously, looks much older than Ayane is said to be.
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Goofs

(at around 19 mins) When Tina is given a shot with a long needle, the needle can be seen retracting into the syringe. 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

Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Paul Oakenfold, Ian Green and Ryan Tedder
Performed by Paul Oakenfold (as Oakenfold) (featuring Ryan Tedder)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company, Perfecto Records and EMI Music France
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Interesting movie with excellent fight sequences
16 September 2007 | by dustinhunter707See all my reviews

I was expecting some good fun from this movie because its directed by Cory Yuen, who also did the fight choreography on Transporter 2 which was just amazing. Anyways this was a good solid PG-13 action film with nonstop fighting and I liked it, I mean I have seen better, but I have seen much worse also. Jaime Pressly is great in this movie along with Eric Roberts and Devon Aoki. Great cast and great fights makes this out to be a pretty good movie, plus hot babes that can fight just never gets old in the action genre to me. Overall I gave this movie a 7 out of 10 because I thought it was good and entertaining but it could have been a little better if it had been rated R or if the fights were extended a little more.

7 out of 10, recommended for fight fans and action junkies like myself.


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