DOA: Dead or Alive
DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE (15)
D: Cory Yeun
Universal/Dimension (Paul W. S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Robert Kulzer, Bernd Eichinger & Mark A. Altman)
USA/UK/Germany 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 2006
W: J. F. Lawton, Adam Gross & Seth Gross [based on characters created by Tomonobu Itagaki]
DP: Venus Keung & Chan Chi Yang
Ed: Eddie Hamilton
Mus: Junkie XL
Devon Aoki (Kasumi), Holly Valance (Christie), Jaime Pressly (Tina Armstrong), Sarah Carter (Helena Douglas), Eric Roberts (Dr. Victor Donovan)
For this movie, D.O.A. is an acronym for Dead or Alive. Usually it stands for Dead On Arrival. The second meaning sums up the movie, more or less.
Paul W. S. Anderson has shaped his entire career out of adapting video games into crap movies. For this, he hands the directorial reins to Cory Yeun and takes on a producer role, but the result still isn't too far adrift than Anderson's output.
There's lots of scantily clad ladies, fight scenes and terrible acting performances with very little in the way of plot.
Perhaps you need to be a fan of either the original Japanese series, or just like looking at semi-naked ladies to enjoy this. Either way, it's only marginally better than Mortal Kombat & Streetfighter.