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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Action,Adventure
USA / English
"You're Invited. "
The movie adaptation of the best selling video game series Dead or Alive.
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 J. White Zack
Kevin Nash Bass Armstrong
Collin Chou Hayate
Derek Boyer Bayman
Silvio Simac Leon
Fang Liu Gen Fu
Director: Corey Yuen
Producer: Mark A. Altman,Paul W.S. Anderson,Jeremy Bolt,Bernd Eichinger,Robert Kulzer
Writer: J.F. Lawton,Adam Gross
Fan Service
I've been playing Dead or Alive since the Playstation release back in 1998 (I still do~~) and was shocked when I heard someone's gonna turn it into a movie. As a fan, the first thing, the major concern I had happens to be the actors playing the fighters. Not that it was a complete let down (especially since most of the attitudes of the characters in the game and movie were quite different), I had to anticipate it being (forgive the term) somewhat 'Americanized'. But ah, well. That's how it was. Don't know if Tomonobu Itagaki liked seeing Hayate not so often in the film, though (Hayate WAS modeled after him, the DOA creator). So when it was released, I avoided watching it, until now.

Corey Yuen did an amazing job directing this one. The choreography of the fight scenes were really good, but the script and the plot... those needed work. It was fun seeing Robin Shou and Collin Chou in this film. But props to Jaime Pressly for the amazing portrayal of Tina! She, in my opinion, stole the show from Devon Aoki.

But really, this is more of a fan service (in glorified kick-ass fights!) than a supposed movie in its own right. But it was better than most game adaptations and it was fun to watch.

One thing's certain- I didn't like the portrayal of Ayane.

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Movie
Imdb rating: 4.8
Musician: Junkie XL
Running time: 87 min
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:41:4