dead or alive

This isn’t a recommendation, per se, but in a week that gives you as slim pickings in the Blu-ray an DVD department you start looking around to see what’s flying under the radar. It’s as far away from high-minded entertainment as you can get, but I’ll admit to liking this film more than I should have.

Odds are you missed DOA: Dead or Alive when it breezed through theaters three years ago. Already come and gone once on Blu-ray, the film got a re-realease this week.

Loosely adapted from the video game series of the same name, the film follows a group of fighters (including Jaime Pressly, Devon Aoki, Holly Valance, Sarah Carter and Natassia Malthe) chosen to compete in a secret tournament on a tropical island. Now throw in bikinis, training montages, fantasy scenes, and a spontaneous beach volleyball match.

Ridiculous? Hell yeah, but kinda fun, too. You’ll probably have to search for it online as most stores (even Best Buy & Borders? for shame!) aren’t stocking it, but for the right audience (and you know who you are) it’s a very guilty pleasure.

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