Visions of Ken Brooke by Martin Breese - DVD
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|One of the most exciting projects I, Martin Breese, have ever been involved in my 50 or more years in magic is now available! On this DVD are countless Ken Brooke movies showing him demonstrating and performing some of his classic routines together with many effects from Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio in London ... but best of all .... |
Patrick Page has provided a remarkable and informative live sound commentary for this fabulous DVD
I acquired the copyright to all of the Unique Magic Studio material some years ago. Amongst the many Unique Studio items were a number of silent movies and many of these featured the amazing magic of the amazing Ken Brooke - one of the most loved British magicians of all time.
Patrick Page was kind enough to view all of these Harry Stanley films and has provided a highly informative voice-over commentary on all of the effects that you will see on this DVD. Patrick Page knew Ken Brooke very well and he knew the tricks that Ken performed and here you will not only see Ken Brooke at work but will also hear a great deal about the history of the tricks and routines he performed. There are many, many delightful Ken Brooke interludes that will take old timers down memory road and which will inspire relative newcomers to magic as well.. It is all here from the Chinese Linking Rings KB ring count to the KB Coin Box plus many of the tricks featured over the years in the Unique Studio catalogs. As a very special bonus Patrick Page also allowed us to include some sound material. This was filmed just before Ken died so sadly. The sound material filmed by Vic Pinto and Patrick Page includes Chase the Ace and The Chop Cup routine and even the wonderful Tamariz Rabbits. Oh what a treat awaits every viewer!
Russell Hall undertook the editing and labored away far into the night; night after night. Thank you Russell for your help in preserving an important part of our magical history. Thank you Patrick for your wonderful and informative live commentary.
Running Time Approximately: 56mins