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Better Living Through Circuitry (1999)

This DVD is a documentary film about the history of the U. S. rave scene which includes a fantastic soundtrack! Both t he film and soundtrack capture the people and the music tha t shaped ... See full summary »

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Himself
Lord T. Byron ...
Lords of Acid
McGuinnes ...
Lords of Acid
Lady Galore ...
Lords of Acid
Shai De La Luna ...
Lords of Acid
Roni Size ...
Roni Size
DJ Die ...
Reprazent
MC Dynamite ...
Reprazent
Suv ...
Reprazent
Onallee ...
Reprazent
DJ Krust ...
Reprazent
Frankie Bones ...
DJ Frankie Bones
Jack Dangers ...
Meat Beat Manifesto
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Himself
Scott Kirkland ...
The Crystal Method
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This DVD is a documentary film about the history of the U. S. rave scene which includes a fantastic soundtrack! Both t he film and soundtrack capture the people and the music tha t shaped the underground sub-culture around electronic musi c in America. Featured soundtrack artists include: Moby, Ke oki, The Crystal Method, DJ Spooky, Roni Size, Psychic TV a nd a host of others! Written by Anonymous

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rave | club dj | electronic music | See All (3) »

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A Digital Odyssey into Electronic Dance Culture


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14 August 1999 (USA)  »

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$24,970 (USA) (26 May 2000)

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$81,000 (USA) (14 July 2000)
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Written by Genesis P-Orridge
Performed by Psychic TV
Under License from Invisible Records
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Non Mainstream to Mainstream
30 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First and foremost, this is an extremely entertaining documentary. Jon Reiss has taken a subject that lies in the background of mainstream society and exploits it for just about any viewer. The real strength of the film rests in the notion that you don't have to be interested in the subject matter to gain something from watching it. This happens to be a major problem with several documentaries, however, with Better Living, you really walk away with a strong, unbiased sense of the rave scene. The visual aesthetics and style of filming really capture the energy and feel of the electronic dance culture and the interviews are interesting to watch. Other features about the rave subculture (i.e. Groove and Go), although entertaining, seem to focus more on the elements of drug use and exploitation whereas this film allows the viewer to see the many different sides that the culture has to offer. Yes, the film does have its flaws but you should judge those for yourself. Definitely worth a Netflix rent - check it out.


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