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 Post subject: Double Feature by Patrick Redford
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:13 pm 
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here: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S13408

It contains two tricks, Prophecy Voice and Cellular Oracle. I hesitated a bit to review this cause its kinda a underground gem at the moment. I will review each trick separately.

Cellular Oracle Effect: Divine the Past Divine the name of a thought of person recently spoke with by phone and exactly what that person looks like. Then that thought of person is called and a person from your personal phone book is called. Both are asked to name any single digit on a telephone's dial pad. Mysteriously, they both name the exact same digits proving a mysterious connection between strangers.

review: My opinion is that it sound perhaps better than the reality. This uses *cough cough* traditional mentalism methods (without exposing anything). If you've been in magic long enough, its pretty much a modern version of what u think it is. Using some updated ideas out of 13 steps. Requires a friend to be "in on it" for the 2nd part of the trick. Pretty decent, but i dont see myself using it. Also typical with this type of trick, its not sure fire. If u do it right it might be, but i think for most ppl it wont be sure fire.

Prophesy Voice Effect: Predict the Future Play an audio prediction recorded days ahead of time on your cell phone that details events that came to be moments before it's heard. With the Prophesy Voice technique you can predict virtually anything on your cell phone's recorder. Best of all it's Impromptu.

Review: Slightly harder to do with the iphone but that is not enough to stop me from doing this effect. I like this effect a lot. Patrick says this has replaced a swami writer for him. If you have been in magic long enough, you might be familiar with "memo" or "tape recorder" style mental effects. This is (to my knowledge), a completely new approach/method. Its straight forward, nothing complicated. However it does take balls, and will take some "rehearsal" to get it down. U need balls! since its one of those "out in the open" type deals. I see myself using this in the future. Theoretically u can use the idea to predict anything, but it is some work on your end if u want to stray from Patrick's routine. His routine pretty much predicts the Spectator's name and a three digit number they are thinking of (named out loud).

Overall: I dont think either trick would of been worth a single trick dvd. Because i know some ppl will simply chose not to do it, cause it takes balls. The fact there's two tricks here will hopefully have something for everyone. Its a very good price i think.



Its a buy! 8/10 (good value)


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 Post subject: Re: Double Feature by Patrick Redford
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:13 pm 
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for prophecy voice, have you ever been caught?/do you think someone could get caught if they didn't practice enough?

also regarding prophecy voice, can you really predict anything?
as in, spectator names a word?

also also... how many different things can you predict?
like say, could you do a book test where you predict the name of the book they will choose, the page number, the line number, the word number, and the word?

Thank you very much for the review


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 Post subject: Re: Double Feature by Patrick Redford
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:53 pm 
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Thanks for the review!


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 Post subject: Re: Double Feature by Patrick Redford
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:19 pm 
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beardbreath wrote:
for prophecy voice, have you ever been caught?/do you think someone could get caught if they didn't practice enough?

also regarding prophecy voice, can you really predict anything?
as in, spectator names a word?

also also... how many different things can you predict?
like say, could you do a book test where you predict the name of the book they will choose, the page number, the line number, the word number, and the word?

Thank you very much for the review



These effects are more about acting ability and showmanship than technical ability. Like a lot of mentalism is, its not about slight of hand. You can predict anything however it will be a lot of work on your part to figure out how to do it. If u stick to patrick's routine, u predict only the name of the person and a number they are thinking off.

Takes balls, not for everyone, perhaps not for every environment either. But it is workable. i like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Double Feature by Patrick Redford
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:40 am 
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I thought these effects looked amazing. It's just a pity I don't do mentalism. Still, looked great.

-ArchAngel_G


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 Post subject: Re: Double Feature by Patrick Redford
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:36 am 
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From talking to other people, Prophesy Voice requires certain features to be available on your phone.

Before purchasing, people may want to contact the trick author to ensure it will work with their model and software.


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 Post subject: Re: Double Feature by Patrick Redford
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:18 pm 
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akirafist wrote:
From talking to other people, Prophesy Voice requires certain features to be available on your phone.

Before purchasing, people may want to contact the trick author to ensure it will work with their model and software.



Just needs a memo style recorder/ap on your phone. Thats it. Pretty much any phone thats come out in the last 4 years has something like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Double Feature by Patrick Redford
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:18 pm 
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keepitbottled wrote:
akirafist wrote:
From talking to other people, Prophesy Voice requires certain features to be available on your phone.

Before purchasing, people may want to contact the trick author to ensure it will work with their model and software.



Just needs a memo style recorder/ap on your phone. Thats it. Pretty much any phone thats come out in the last 4 years has something like that.

Yes but most people have a touch screen and this will not work like you want it to...


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