Incredible magic from one the world's most astonishing magicians... Dani DaOrtiz!
Everyone is talking about him. His methods are unique, his presentations brilliantly entertaining. Now he reveals all on this incredible DVD box set. Four discs of wonderful magic plus an interview by Luis de Matos.
Dani DaOrtiz Utopia is an English language DVD, subtitled in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Japanese. Shot in HD at the Estudio33 in Portugal by Luis de Matos Productions.
Disc 1 - 100% Daortiz
This disc contains Dani's live performance. A full close-up show filmed in Portugal featuring some of his strongest card effects including Numerical Match, I Don't Remember, Mathmagic, Mini Oil and Water, Why Aces? Horizontal Open Triumph, The One and Triple Intuition. Killer effects explained in full detail.
Disc 2 - Fascinations
Dani reveals some of this favourite card plots and methods from his handling of the double card to his fascination with Hofzinser. Tricks include Time Travel, Torn & Restored Chink a Chink, Flash Restoration, Twice Ahead, Mentalism by Elimination, Four Fly, Aces Production, Chink a Chink Cards, Hofzinser's Number Problem, I.E.N., Chosen Suit, 2 Deck Trick and Remember & Forget. Plus Dani's ideas for applying optical principles to card magic as demonstrated in Aces on the Deck and the amazing Imaginary Pendulum.
Disc 3 - Psychology
Dani explains his mind blowing handling of the psychological force. Dani accomplishes miracles using these methods. So can you. These are 100% practical methods for forcing cards. You will see them used in the live performance footage. A complete treatise on forcing cards in the most convincing manner. Includes Dani's work on the Imaginary Deck, an incredible technique for forcing thought-of cards that makes it possible to do the Invisible Deck without gimmicked cards. Plus Dani's 100% practical handling of ACAAN as used in his professional shows.
Disc 4 - Semi.automatic
Self-working tricks that will fry you. Easy to do. Big on plot and entertainment and completely baffling. Twin Prediction, Imaginary Dice, Business Card Collector, Missing Player, Card and Number, Abracadabra, 3 Opportunities and Chaotic 21 Card Trick. Commercial magic from Dani's own repertoire.
WHAT THE GREATEST ARE SAYING
"Simply super strong magic" - Juan Tamariz
"The spirit of wonder" - Dan & Dave
"Dani DaOrtiz performs real miracles" - David Williamson
Total Running Time Approximately: 9hrs 9mins
Full Tilt and The Compleat Devilish Miracle in One Book!
Combining two influential works from the annals of card magic, Full Tilt is a comprehensive treatise on one of the most powerful subtleties in card magic. Introduced by Dai Vernon and finessed by Ed Marlo, it has dozens of uses and applications. Anyone can understand and perform it in minutes - yet it deceives everyone. Forget about complicated, difficult, knuckle-busting controls. The Tilt Concept provide total control and precise placement of a selected card without the sweat, anxiety or effort. Full Tilt has 120 pages and 70 photographs, including a complete history, over fifty items, and added material by Roger Klause, Neal Elias, Jon Racherbaumer, Ben Harris, David Harkey, Daryl, and Ken Simmons. "Devilish Miracle," first published in 1948, has been unavailable for years. The plot is devilish and cardmen have kept it under wraps for decades. This 40-page treatise includes the original manuscript, plus all the refinements and methods Marlo added over the years. Both historic books in a single volume, making the hard-to-get easy-to find. Hardbound, 168 pages, with gold foil film laminated dust jacket.
"The best, most memorable, and most influential coin and currency mysteries of the past fifty years!" -Jon Racherbaumer
A rich collection of powerful money magic - both new and classic. World Champion magician Michael Ammar has assembled the very best of the practical yet astonishing routines using coins and currency ever shown on video. This is any-time, any-place magic which you can use to astonish spectators anywhere!
Super Powers fro Mentalists
If you've always wanted to become a psychic entertainer possessing appartently true super powers, using almost no props and little preparation, this book overflows with many inspirational ideas and invaluable tools to do so! In this final volume of the critically, acclaimed - Jack Kent Tillar's Collector's Series, the creator of the classic Blister effect has saved some of his most ingenious material for last!
Super X-ray Vision - The performer amazingly reads information that is sealed between two steel plates!
Tough As Nails - Steel nails are psychically bent by the programmer!
The Memory Pill Act - The final expansion of Tillar's signature act in which a performer swallows a miracle pill that enables him to have a super memory for twenty minutes.
All-new incredible routines by guest contributors Jeff McBride, Ross Johnson, Scott Grossberg, Paul Draper, Bob Fenton, Mark Edward, and Odes Odhner.
Pages: 174 - Softbound
Paul Romhany's top selling one-person prediction routine just got better. The original Dream Prediction was one of the Top Selling Products for 2007, and now Dream Prediction Lite offers the same effect as the original, but more portable for most working conditions.
Dream Prediction Lite is the ideal prediction routine with no need for offstage assistants. With Dream Prediction Lite, Paul has included a few new subtleties that really help sell the effect actually making it stronger than the original.
Here is an example of one routine:
The magician talks about his dream holiday and tells the audience that he wrote it down on a large piece of paper and sealed it inside an envelope which can be seen at all times. The audience can see the prediction through the envelope at all times.
A spectator is asked to call out the name of a cruise ship they would like to travel on, the performer writes the answer down on a Clipboard for verification later on.
Another spectator is asked to call out a destination they would like to visit, again it is written down on the clipboard.
A third spectator is asked to count the change in their pocket and the amount is again written down on the clipboard. This spectator comes on stage to verify each of the items called out. The envelope is shown and opened, the audience can see the prediction fall out of the envelope and the spectator reads the prediction which matches EXACTLY what the audience chose.
This is an extremely adaptable routine, as you can use any presentation you like, such as a "Dream Date," a "Dream Car," or a "Menu" type routine in a restaurant. You are limited only by your imagination.
Everything in this routine is worked out through hundreds of performances, making it very easy to perform, giving you time to concentrate on your own presentation. If you have always wanted a mentalism routine that will play big and not have to worry about offstage help then this routine is for you.
NOTE: This kit is no longer includes a basic Sharpie.
"The routine is excellently conceived and worked out. I have absolutely no doubt that I will use this successfully for many years. Thanks for making this available and whilst my initial reaction was that the cost was high, I feel it justified as it is way too good for the merely curious..."
- Nicholas Einhorn, UK
"Dream Prediction Lite is REALLY GOOD!! Simple method + killer effect = magic that works in the REAL WORLD!"
- Matthew Johnson, Canada
Bill x Bill and Signature Transpo - From penetrating borrowed and signed bills to moving spectator signatures at will. A Two-In-One video that will take your magic to the next level.
Imagine...being able to penetrate two BORROWED and SIGNED bills! This is cool...but what if you can also move spectator's signature from one bill to another? Even vanish the signed bill in FULL VIEW, without going near the spectator at this point at all, ask the spectator to open her own wallet...and find her own SIGNED BILL insider her own wallet! This is a killer! With contribution from master mind Will Tsai and new rising star G. from SM Productionz, this concept has opened up possibilities that were only pipeline dreams for magicians. It has been my closely guarded secret...it can now be yours!
Running Time: Approximately 25mins
An impossible transposition
A card is selected, signed and lost in the deck. The magician claims he can magically make the signed card jump to the top of the pack. He snaps his fingers over the deck and turns over the top card which is... a Joker. He buries the Joker in the middle of the snaps and snaps again. He turns over the top card which proves to be... the Joker again.
This time he folds the Joker into quarters and staples it shut. The spectators can clearly see that it is indeed the Joker which is folded and stapled. The stapled card is placed on the table where it never leaves the spectator's sight. The magician clicks his fingers yet again. This time he spreads through the cards revealing one card reversed in the middle of the deck which turns out to be... the Joker again!
The spectator then picks up the stapled card and unfolds it. It is now the signed card!
This effect is amazing and very easy to do. The clever gimmick does most of the work for you!
Important points to consider:
A practically self working card to card box effect
The magician explains that he will show the spectators how to do a stunning mentalism effect. A card is selected, signed and placed inside the card case. The magician waves his hand over the card case and is able to immediately divine the selection! Amazing!... Until he reveals that there is a big hole in the back of the card case.
He then claims there is an even more deceptive way to do the trick. The spectator's signed card is fairly cut into the deck. The magician snaps his fingers over the deck which causes the card to rise to the top. He snaps again. The card is now invisible. He picks up the invisible card and slips it inside the card case. He then snaps over the hole in the card case and the signed selection VISIBLY appears inside the box! Not only is effect complete stunning but it's also ridiculously easy to do! There is NO SLEIGHT OF HAND REQUIRED! The simple gimmick does all of the work.
And the best part is, the card case may be completely examined after the effect!
Running Time Approximately: 43min
Every magician, everywhere in the world, comes to the same realization: if you do card work you MUST know something about Texas Hold 'Em. Many magicians develop entire routines (careers even) around the theme of gambling. Other magicians require one or two "killer" effects that deal with the world's most popular card game.
In a perfect world, we would assemble all the greatest thinkers in gambling magic, each one offering an astounding miracle involving Texas Hold 'Em. That's exactly what we have done.
Authored by Tom Frame, this collection is packed with exceptional selections from the greatest thinkers in our field: Michael Weber, R. Paul Wilson, Jason England, John Bannon, Bob Farmer, Sal Piacente, and many, many more. Some will come away with an entirely new repertoire of Texas Hold 'Em magic. Others will finally fulfill that essential need to know a few DIABOLICAL tricks about a game our audiences are obsessed with.
There's even an added bonus: we're including a special, exclusive gimmick for a brand new Michael Weber effect.
Learn from A Who's Who of Gambling Magic: Ashford • John Bannon • Norman Beck • Larry Becker • John B. Born • Gene Castillon • Sterling Dare • Lee Earle • Jason England • Steve Ehlers • Don England • Bob Farmer • Tom Frame • Ben Harris • J.K. Hartman • Bobby Hasbun • Josh Jay • Jay Jayaraman • Stu Lewis • Sal Piacente • Gianfranco Preverino • Aaron Shields • Paul Tuohy • Michael Weber • Chris Westfall • Meir Yedid • Paul Wilson
"Tom Frame has filled a void in the literature that has been present for years since the advent of the popularity of Texas hold 'em. His book brings gambling themed card magic into the 21st century."
- Jack Carpenter
"The effects in this book are excellent. Some, in fact, are downright brilliant! Tom has done a great job of extracting the very best hold 'em effects from some of the finest magicians in the world. Excellent job Mr. Frame."
- Jason England
"With contributions from a veritable who's who in card magic, you are sure to find a hold 'em poker routine that suits both your skill level and presentation style. Bravo, Tom!"
- Paul Cummins
"If you are a player, purveyor, prestidigitator, prodigy, professional, or pasteboard presenter, you will not only embrace Hold 'Em Magic, you will bear-hug it, dog-ear it, devour it, and then recklessly use it."
- Jon Racherbaumer
Pages: 197 - Hardcover - 9" x 6" - Black and white photographs
Brand-New Innovative Magic Brewed by One of Our Best...
From the highest fertile grounds of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe, California comes one of America's most prized collections of high-quality close-up magic. Dan Harlan's Premium Blend performances have been hand-selected from only the finest routines in his vast field of expertise. Whether you crave the luscious simplicity of powerful presentations or the deep dark smoothness of authentic sleight-of-hand, you're sure to find a flavor you cannot live without.
Volume Five - Funny Business
A self working, insanely clean and utterly impossible Open Prediction!
The magician writes a prediction and places it in full view of the audience. A spectator takes a freely shuffled pack (yes, freely) and deals cards face up onto the table until they choose to deal one card face down. This selection is secured under a rubber band on the card case and remains in full view, protected from any chicanery by the band.
The spectator now continues dealing through the remainder of the pack face up. Everyone watches the deal, looking for the predicted card in the face up cards dealt. It does not appear.
The card under the band is cleanly and openly removed and flipped face up.
It matches the prediction.