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
"Holyshoot! Matthew had created a new and origianl trick. It works great both with Ninja Rings and on it's own."
DVD contains both Engish and Spanish instructions.
Petrick & Mia have cast their magic spell over audiences the world over-from the showrooms of Las Vegas to the most prestigious stages in Europe. Winners of many of magic's most celebrated awards, including the Dragon Award, FISM Special Award of Merit and the Academy of Magical Arts Award, Petrick & Mia's special blend of magic, comedy, modern wizardry and originality have enchanted and amazed audiences for over 20 years. In this stimulating video series, Petrick & Mia perform their original magic creations for an enthusiastic audience and then take you backstage to meticulously explain the devilish and innovative workings of it all. You'll marvel at the impact of Petrick & Mia's magic and then you'll be thrilled at how clever the thinking behind it all is and how simple it is to add these miracles to your own act. Whether you do stage, parlour or close-up work, you'll love the magical artistry that is Petrick & Mia.
On this volume, Petrick & Mia perform and teach strong, commercial magic perfect for parlour or small platform shows.
Card in the Wallet - The fairest looking version of this timeless classic - ever! A signed card travels into the confines of the performer's wallet, which is retrieved from the pocket with absolutely empty hands.
Laser Card - A high-tech card discovery! A laser pointer burns a hole in a selected card even though it's in the middle of a cased pack.
Coin Through Sheer Silk - Simple and elegant. A large coin visibly penetrates the center of a sheer scarf.
Woo-Doo Card - A selected card is bent by a spectator and one at a time, its three mates in the deck are found bent as if in sympathy.
Trapdoor Card in Glass - A signed card, secured in a rubber-banded case, escapes in a most mysterious fashion.
Ring on the Rose - A borrowed finger ring is vanished in a flash of fire and reappears in another flash on the stem of a rose.
Bang Card - A card revelation is combined with a classic comedy gag to produce a solid piece of magical entertainment.
Ace on the Edge - The image of a selected card appears magically inscribed on the edges of a beveled deck.
Credit Card in the Wallet - A borrowed credit card, shredded to pieces, is found restored in a zippered compartment in the performer's wallet.
Likes Attract - It begins as a silly experiment as a jumbo card is selected from a normal sized deck. Things get serious, however, as the jumbo card is freely inserted back into the deck and ends up next to its match.
Quickest Color-Changing Card - After a series of serious and not-so-serious shuffles, the indifferent face card changes into the spectator's selection instantaneously.
Vanishing Banknote - A borrowed bill visibly disappears at the performer's fingertips.
Vanishing Queen - A spectator selects a Queen and the performer causes it to vanish. The card is still there - just the Queen disappears and ends up in the performer's pocket.
Turn your own tie into a comedy gag tie! Watch the laughs as your tie rolls up when you active it.
Colors May Vary
Dimensions Approximately 9 1/2" x 1" (24cm x 2.5cm)
Have them rolling in the aisles!
A spectator selects a card and is asked to stare at it while you attempt to "read their mind". In the meantime, you take out your Y2K magic wand (actually a telescoping silver wand with a mirror on it). Tell them to concentrate while you try to get good reception. You extend the wand, turning it into an "antenna". Now you place it behind their head and draw them in close for a better transmission. For the first time everyone but your spectator can see the attached mirror.
You try to get a clear view of the card. Everyone is laughing hysterically except for your spectator. Your spectator will be curious as to why they are laughing. Your volunteer will try to turn around and see what you are doing but you will always be one step ahead of them. After the laughter subsides, you show that the back of the mirror has a label printed with the chosen card! This is a very funny bit that is a sure fire hit!
Peekaboo Includes 10 assorted card stickers with a hysterical routine.
Criss Angel is considered the most influential performer in magic today whether on his worldwide #1 television series Criss Angel MINDFREAK or on stage in his spectacular live show BeLIEve at the Luxor in Las Vegas. On this DVD, Criss Angel finally releases his killer effect, Got Your Back, performed on Season Three of the MINDFREAK television series. The actual TV demonstration is included on this DVD. A selected playing card disappears from the deck of cards and appears safety pinned to the spectators back!
Criss Angel and close-up guru Joe Monti take you step-by-step through this mind-blowing routine with many bonus versions and ideas. The spectator will freak out as they discover their selected playing card pinned to their own back.
Beautifully shot in the BeLIEve Cirque du Soleil Theater at the Luxor in Las Vegas.
Running Time: Approximately 45mins
Eric Jones presents a full body close up illusion. This is coin magic at its finest. Four coins are displayed on the palm of the hand. One at a time, the coins are rendered invisible and tossed into the air. As each coins falls, you hear an audible clink in the pocket indicating the moment the coin arrives. This process is repeated until the hands are left COMPLETELY EMPTY, and all four coins are extracted openly from the pocket. No extra coins. No pulls. No hold outs. No gimmicks. The magic is practical for virtually every situation, making this a perfect trick for the casual hobbyist or serious professional. You can even borrow four coins and perform this wonderful piece of impromptu piece of magic.
This is Audio.
Here's what others are saying:
"This trick is awesome. So smooth and it has every element needed for a great effect"
- Aaron DeLong
"Very cool....impressive work."
- Jean Pierre Vallarino
"Sweeeeeeet...seriously another winner!"
- Shawn Farquhar
"Eric, you're a ROCKSTAR!!!"
- Chris Korn
Running Time Approximately: 27min
The journey begins with a thoughtful introduction on what makes Jay Sankey tick, and then details all the sleights and signature moves needed for the ensuing volumes. Then we lead off with Cards and Props, a chapter devoted to such Sankey classics as "Airtight" and "Nailed," yet also includes the lovely, unpublished "Madelaine's Mystery." There is a chapter detailing a dozen effects along the "Torn and Restored" plot, as well as chapters on close-up mentalism, body magic, and the bill switch. This book also includes over 80 pages of theoretical and interview material.
3 Way Refills for Way Out XII by Marc Oberon.
The idea of tearing up and then restoring a playing card is a very old one, dating back to at least the late 1790s. In subsequent years, many methods, including mechanical ones, have been devised by magicians because it's an effect that still amazes audiences.
On this DVD, you'll see six different approaches to this classic of card magic. Michael Ammar is up first with a demonstration of renowned bar magician J.C. Wagner's popular creation while Flip follows with a version where a signed blank-faced card is torn and restored two times, with the spectator apparently doing the restoration in the second instance. Mark Leveridge openly cuts through an envelope containing a selected card yet the card emerges unscathed while Jeff Sheridan demonstrates an unusual but very practical method for performing this stunning illusion. Geoffrey Buckingham follows with a version that's suitable for close-up and platform work while Gary Ouellet finishes up by demonstrating and teaching his singular creation, with special attention paid to The Ouellet Switch, a utility move with many other uses in card conjuring.
The apparent destruction of a playing card is very compelling to audiences as they know that not only is the card destroyed but that the deck is ruined also. As a result, the card's restoration never fails to get a good reaction from spectators and with the variety of methods you'll find on this DVD, you'll be able to add this timeless classic to your repertoire with ease.
J.C. Wagner's Torn and Restored Card - Michael Ammar
Torn and Restored Twice - Flip
Cut and Restored Card - Mark Leveridge
Torn and Restored Card - Jeff Sheridan
Torn and Restored Card - Geoffrey Buckingham
Threshold - Gary Ouellet