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DOA: Dead or Alive

DOA: Dead or Alive (2007)

June. 15,2007
| Adventure Action Thriller

Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an athlete with a tragic past. Christie Allen earns her keep as a thief and an assassin-for-hire.


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Various fighters are invited to a martial arts fighting tournament for $10 million. The tournament is run by Dr. Victor Donovan (Eric Roberts). Four of the contestants include princess Kasumi (Devon Aoki), wrestler Tina Armstrong (Jaime Pressly), thief/assassin Christie Allen (Holly Valance), and Helena Douglas (Sarah Carter). They would find the tournament's terrible reason for being.This doesn't hide its video game roots. It's concentrating mostly on the girls. It's definitely going for the young male audience. It's a lot of hot girls with limited clothing doing jiggle-fighting. The story, such as it is, is a bit thin. There is the main mystery of what happened to Kasumi's brother in a previous tournament. As for the action, the fighting is rather quick paced and energy driven. The best standout actor is the compelling Jaime Pressly who gives some much needed comedy to the movie. This is not a good movie by any means, but this is relatively entertaining for a movie based on a video game.


DOA is one of those movies you watch when you don't have anything better to do. Such as if you just painted a room and are stuck in that room and all you have is a TV, DVD player and DOA only. This is when you really watch this movie.I never played the video game so I have no clue about how its supposed to be. Though I honestly thought I was watching a remake of another video game movie, Street Fighter. They both were about the same except this one was made after CGi came around so it was a bit more entertaining then that older movie.The set is amazing, I'd love to be at that resort right now considering its -20c here in Canada right now. However I worry they might have a TV, DVD player and a copy of DOA to watch waiting in my room so I will stay here and freeze. Freezing is better then the chance of having to watch this movie again.I recommend this movie. But mainly to the 10 to 13 year olds that wont catch all the mistakes and cheese a movie like this so openly flaunts.


I like action movies, but I know the score with movies based on games. They tend to be low budget crap, that offend every sensibility you might have towards good film making.However I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It has a nice clean style, doesn't take itself too seriously, and it was fun and entertaining to watch. Most importantly I didn't feel it suffered too much from the bad acting, casting and costumes that plagued similar movies like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. The notable exception being Ayane, who suffers from the dreaded 'white girl in an anime costume' playing Asian. Thankfully she is not in it too much.If I could liken it to other movies. I would say it is on a par with films like Fast and the Furious (or any Vin Diesel film really), Charlie's Angels, or Men in Black. If you were able to sit though those, and be entertained, then you should be happy with this too.I don't usually like watching trailers because they often spoil films. But in this case, there isn't a great deal to spoil. So I would advise watching the trailer and go with your impulse. If you find yourself thinking "this might be fun" then you will probably enjoy it. On the other hand: If you think "this looks like inane tripe" then I doubt watching the whole thing will change your mind.I would give this film a 6, it has good fight scenes, hot girls, non- stop action, and nothing too serious or annoying to spoil the fun.


Oh boy.... Not quite sure where to start on this movie. It's one of those movies that idiots think is great because it has hot chicks and sweet action scenes. However, for us movie watchers who enjoy plot, character development, drama, emotions, and good acting it is a PIECE OF S#@&. There are people that will say they watched this movie because it has hot girls in it, and I say to those people "have you ever heard of the internet?". There are good movies out there with hot girls, but this is not one of them. If you want hot girls and awesome action, I recommend you see and of the Underworld movies. Overall this movie had nothing that would make it a decent film. I would NEVER pay to see this movie!!