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Banachek PSI Series #2 w/ Stigmata (DVD) Featuring the original version of Stigmata plus 7 other effects!
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Make the value of a spectator's playing card slowly appear on your arm in blood red . . . anywhere, anytime! Reveal a thought-of number from across the distance separated by phone lines. Engage two people in a fun routine where the performer predicts a
page number and a word seen by a volunteer on an invisible Palm Top computer. Become a human lie detector in a thrilling and
comical adventure. This DVD continues from Part 1 with close-up, stand-up and stage mentalism and mental magic with additional
routines including anywhere, anytime effects plus staggering psychological ploys. Learn a multi-phase routine weaving audience
direction and sleight-of-hand into one smooth effect. Also, learn the inside secrets of what Banachek considers one of the most
powerful tools in the mentalist's arsenal, Pocket Writing. This DVD includes Banachek's discussion of his Buried Alive escape, his
Bullet Catch illusion now used by Penn & Teller, the difference between mentalism and mental magic plus comical anecdotes about
blindfold drives. You will also see a television clip of Banachek's Buried Alive escape hosted by William Shatner and TV footage of
one of Banachek's early Blindfold Drives.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 19th, 2006
this dvd is absolutely amazing. ring of truth and the phonebokk effects are absolutely great! i love them and think banachek is great.
buy this now. its a little $$$ but fir what its worth i think you shouldget it
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 27th, 2007
This is an amazing DVD. If you are a magician getting into mentalism or a mentalist already, or just whatever this is this dvd for you! First of all, if you want to learn full out mentalism Banachek is the way to go. He's modern, and his intructions etc... makes amazing sense. He covers everything. In this DVD I especially like STIGMATA, and NUMBER REVERSAL, and PHONE PSYCHS. If you are into criss angel/ david blaine kinda stuff, stigmata is THE effect (I also hear bruised is too BUT) THIS IS IMPROMPTU. Great for cards etc... also I bought Psychopysiological thought reading and it pairs well for a neat muscle reading revelation. Number Reversal is fail proof and Phone Psychs Is like true mentalism to your audience. The only reason why I didnt give the DVD 5/5 stars is because Banachek goes just a little fast at some points in the explanations.
Don't Buy Only for Stigmata Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2007
I bought this DVD specifically for Stigmata and was disappointed. If you don't know anything about performing Stigmata this DVD is sufficient. But if you basically understand how Stigmata is performed and are looking for good instruction on performing it well you will also be disappointed. The explanation of it is very, very, brief.
However, the rest of the items on the DVD make up for the Stigmata section. Banachek's explanation of the Invisible Palm Computer, Picture Duplication, and the item where a person picks a word at random from a book are particularly good.
But don't buy this if you specifically want to learn Stigmata.
Awesome mentalism DVD! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I am a huge fan of Banachek, including his Psi Series DVD set. This DVD is my favorite DVD in the set. The routines taught on here are extremely practical. Some of my favorite routines on this DVD include:
1. Phone Psyches
This is a fantastic phonebook prediction routine. It can be used for close-up or even adapted to stage. I have used this as my closer in my stage show for the past 3 years. This routine was the inspiration of a similar phonebook prediction effect that I came up with. Here is a clip of me performing that variation a few years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQYbP4bSV38
2. Picture Duplication
This is my favorite picture duplication effect I have seen. I can't go into too much detail without exposing anything, but Banachek's presentation of this classic effect is outstanding. The presentation is what really makes this effect stand out from other picture duplication routines.
Overall, this is a fantastic DVD. Banachek's Psi Series DVD set is phenomenal and I highly recommend you pick it up!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
Banachek is probably one of the finest mentalists around at the moment and I was amazed that he was giving away some of these effects because I've seen him use a few of them on talk shows and such like. I would recommend getting all of them (theres four in total) but this is the best one of the four.
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