MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,565 this week

Better Living Through Circuitry (1999)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 358 users   Metascore: 70/100
Reviews: 12 user | 12 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 30 May 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 07 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 566 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 29 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Better Living Through Circuitry (1999)

Better Living Through Circuitry (1999) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Better Living Through Circuitry.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

'PUT THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD' is an award-winning documentary which explores the evolution of electronic music and the rise of the DJ in pop culture. Filmed in Miami during the hot and ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Rem
Stars: Jason Bentley, DJ Colette, The Crystal Method
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Robert is an art photographer who is totally controlled by his wife Hallie. When they go on vacation in New York, they leave their house to their friends, Zack and Sophie. When they return,... See full summary »

Director: Jon Reiss
Stars: Paul Hipp, Bitty Schram, Jonathan Penner
Human Traffic (1999)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

Director: Justin Kerrigan
Stars: John Simm, Lorraine Pilkington, Shaun Parkes
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Former musician Frankie Wilde is a legend within the Ibiza club scene for being the most inspired DJ around. On top of that, he has a beautiful model wife named Sonja Slowinski, although ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dowse
Stars: Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

BEAUTIFUL NOISE is an in-depth exploration of a music movement in the late twentieth century, a fascinating period when some innovative musicians mixed guitar noise into conventional pop ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Green
Stars: Emma Anderson, Alex Ayuli, Andy Bell
Documentary | Music

Over the past few years, electronic dance music has taken off in popular culture. However, the transition from an underground movement to a mainstream juggernaut has not happened overnight.... See full summary »

Director: Edward Platero
Stars: Ookay, Moby, Perry Farrell
Lush (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Among the rich in New Orleans, it's the lush life for Lionel Exley, a golf hustler and heavy drinker. Released from an Arkansas jail, "Ex" returns to the Big Easy and starts a friendship ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Gibson
Stars: Campbell Scott, Laura Linney, Jared Harris
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A documentary that explores the challenges that a life in music can bring.

Director: Ralf Schmerberg
Stars: Erykah Badu, Brian Eno, Philip Glass
Bomb It 2 (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jon Reiss and his crew travel to Asia, Australia, the Middle East and beyond, exploring the local graffiti scenes and artists. Follow-up to the groundbreaking street art documentary "Bomb It".

Director: Jon Reiss
Stars: Khaled Ajamia, Muhnned Alazzh, Antck
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips.

Director: Bradley Beesley
Stars: Bradley Beesley, Steve Burns, Dolly Coyne
In Berlin (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

By accompanying 20 very different individuals in today's Berlin, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and filmmaker Ciro Cappellari sketch a portrait of a modern, stimulating metropolis.

Directors: Michael Ballhaus, Ciro Cappellari
Stars: Danielle de Picciotto, Alexander Hacke, Beate Gütschow
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man tours clubs around the globe with his manager and girlfriend. On the eve of their largest album release he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.

Director: Hannes Stöhr
Stars: Paul Kalkbrenner, Rita Lengyel, Corinna Harfouch
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
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
...
Himself
Scott Kirkland ...
The Crystal Method
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

A Digital Odyssey into Electronic Dance Culture


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 August 1999 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$81,000 (USA) (14 July 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Freaks
Written by Überzone (as T. Wiles)
Produced by Q
Performed by Überzone
Under License from City of Angels
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Re: Rave Scene

One has to look at this piece for the insight and information that it presents. While the documentary ideology is slanted heavily toward the pro's rather then the con's, it does justice to the overall vision of what is being accomplished.

I took in this film in a Cleveland institute and was really caught up in what the filmmaker was trying to capture. With live footage from the houses to set-up, the whole philsophy was interwoven within the work. Regardless of if you take altering substances or not, go for the DJ's or just to let go and be free, raves are as positive as they were presented.

Staying true to form of 1960's culture documentaries (i.e. Woodstock, Haight Ashbury work), Circuitry shows that people can come together and understand each other through something as easy to understand as music. But this could just be an illusion due to the fact that we are not suppose to enjoy life and explore each other....B+ Grade


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I find it? hankvanhankerton
That Heather Heart song??? j_imdb-417
That Carl Cox song! cybiko21-1
Why? jojove3
Discuss Better Living Through Circuitry (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?