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Better Living Through Circuitry (1999)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music, Drama | 14 August 1999 (USA)
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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Jon Reiss

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moby ... Himself
Lord T. Byron Lord T. Byron ... Lords of Acid
McGuinnes McGuinnes ... Lords of Acid
Lady Galore Lady Galore ... Lords of Acid
Shai De La Luna Shai De La Luna ... Lords of Acid
Roni Size Roni Size ... Roni Size
DJ Die DJ Die ... Reprazent
MC Dynamite MC Dynamite ... Reprazent
Suv Suv ... Reprazent
Onallee Onallee ... Reprazent
DJ Krust DJ Krust ... Reprazent
Frankie Bones Frankie Bones ... DJ Frankie Bones
Jack Dangers Jack Dangers ... Meat Beat Manifesto
BT ... 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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

A Digital Odyssey into Electronic Dance Culture


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,970, 28 May 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,000, 16 July 2000
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Cleopatra Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Endor Fun (Edit)
Written by Vipout Maimberg/Roc Robbie Rytterlund
Performed by LCD
Under License from Hypnotic Recordings/Cascade/Energy Records
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Non Mainstream to Mainstream
30 October 2006 | by chongo21See 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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