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Talk About Tricks - 3 DVD Set - Joshua Jay (DVD) Effects straight out Joshua's critically-acclaimed "Talk About Tricks" column
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From the pages of MAGIC Magazine to your TV screen, the "Talk About Tricks" DVD Box Set is one of the most eclectic, unexpected collections of magic and magicians ever captured on DVD.

The concept is simple: Joshua Jay writes the critically-acclaimed "Talk About Tricks" column every month in MAGIC Magazine, and this set is the column come-to-life! Every month, Joshua Jay features original effects from the world’s greatest magicians. There are hundreds of fantastic tricks buried in those pages. Now we can finally see how great these tricks look at performance speed.

From close-up to parlor, from cards to Q-tips, from money to mentalism, from easy to difficult, this collection boasts over seven hours of the best magic ever published in "Talk About Tricks." Better still, many of these effects are performed live by their originators. See magicians Felipe Abreu, Paul Cummins, Joel Givens, Rune Klan, John Lovick, Raj Madhok, Rick Maue, Francis Menotti, and more, all performing and explaining their creations. You’ll also see magic created by Eric Buss, Bob Farmer, Martin Gardner, Larry Jennings, Ed Marlo, David Parr, Gaston Quieto, David Solomon, Gregory Wilson, and dozens more!

This box set boasts over seven hours of close-up magic from the industry’s leading thinkers. Hosted by magic performer, author, and lecturer Joshua Jay, you don’t want to miss out on the most comprehensive, exhaustive DVD release of the year!

Originators of all the tricks are credited in parentheses. (Performers are introduced on the actual DVD.)


The Tricks

Oil and Water (William Eston, Ed Marlo, Yannick Chretien)
Kicking Ace - Easy Oil and Water - Outjogged Oil and Water - Reflipped
Change for a Twenty (Adam Ryan)
Impromptu Hit Man (Rune Klan)
Punken Droker (Paul Cummins)
Ten for Ten (performance only) (Yves Doumergue)
Exdislycally Shunuffled (Francis Menotti)
Gold from Straw Elevator (David Solomon) Sweet Straw (Joel Givens)
242 Deal (Richard Vollmer)

The Interview

The Moves
Erdnase Break Subtlety (Larry Jennings)
Full Palm Change (Rune Klan)
Miumph (Reinhard Mueller)
False Faro (William Eston)
Bebel on Tilt (Bebel)
One Back Up (Rune Klan)
Psyboards (Tom Frame)
Divided Shuffle (Luis Otero)
Box Balance (Chastain Chriswell)
Kissing Up (Gregory Wilson)
Squist (Bob Farmer)

Bonus: Overlap (Joshua Jay)
Overlap Homing Card - Jumbo Overland Homing Card - Overlap Hitchcock
Assembly and Reverse - Scatter - Overlap Twisting
Overlap Jacks to Kings - Overlap Jacks to Aces - Overlap Jack Cutting
Overlap Gambling - Overlap Open Travelers - Overlap Hofzinser
Deuces are Wild - Overland Transposition - Four-Card Tunnel Change
Collectors and Back Again - Shrunken Revelation

Bonus: Contributors’ Footage — plus — Behind the Scenes


The Tricks

Open Perception (Raj Madhok)
Any Card at Any Page Number (Joshua Jay)
Ninja Coin (Joe Givens)
Riding the Wave (Rick Maue)
Llasser Open Prediction (Manuel Llasser)
Mates Prediction (William Eston)
Tap a Lack (Paul Cummins, performance only)
Across Coins (Joel Givens)
Kickback (Ryan Swigert)
Switch (John Lovick) / Illegally Yours (Gregory Wilson)
I Dream of Mindreading (John Lovick)
Beard Book (Rune Klan)
Coins through Floor (Rune Klan)
My Lady’s Other Ring (John Lovick)

The Interview

The Moves
Ace Location Routine
Eerie Spinout Subtlety (Salvador Sufrate)
Dribblocation (Joshua Jay)
Finger Flip (Patrick Stenberg)
Benzais Spinout Subtlety (Julius Chan)
Breakless Aces (Patrick Stenberg)
Cutting Off Colors (David Jade)
No Use Aces (David Jade / Damien Vapereau)
Hindu Control (Martin Gardner)
Breeze Coins (Gaston Quieto)
And the Other Two Follow (Rune Klan)
Rub a Dub Subtlety (Bruce Kinsey)
Prediction Wand (Eric Buss)

Behind the Scenes


The Tricks

Time is Money (Asi Wind) (performance only)
Laser Aces (Joel Givens)
Kings Face Aces (Adam Ryan)
Muck You (Derek Delgaudio)
Here and There (Ken Garr)
Coin and Bottle (Rune Klan)
Proof Positive (David Parr) (performance only)
Piano Seance (Raj Madhok)
The Trick that Wasn’t (Paul Cummins) (performance only)
Palm Prick (Felipe Abreu)
Overlap Hofzinser (Mark Aspiazu / Joshua Jay)
Paper Balls (Peter Lentini)
Threesome (Jason Dean)
Matches All Gone (Joel Givens)

The Interview

The Moves
Slip Shift (Joshua Jay)
Riffle Force Finesse (Joshua Jay)
Riffle Force Variant (Ernesto Melero)
Turnover Pass (Eric Leblon)
Hold ’Em (Jason Alford / Paul Cummins)
Stairway to Heaven (Reynold Alexander)
Cloud Change (Robert Moreland)
Erdnase Variant (Ernesto Melero)
Skinner Monte Handling (Caj)

Behind the Scenes

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 6th, 2011
Maybe the best set of DVD's I own. There is stuff on here other than card routines, which is a bit of a downer for me, but the material is so good. A must buy.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2010
Hi! This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic.

GET IT. BUY IT. ADD TO CART. MAKE IT HAPPEN. This is a good one.

My only complaint was the flow of the DVD at times. It felt a little boring at times, and like many magic DVD's, there's a lot of side-talk that happens with people during the explanations of tricks that can be a little annoying when you're trying to learn an effect. When I'm in learning mode, I just want to see the mechanics, and not hear about thoughts, feelings, stories, and all the other babble some of these DVD's can at times do during the lesson. And unfortunately, with this one, you can't just skip past with a click on your next scene button.

The effects are really good, however, in particular I really enjoyed the 3 phase oil and water routine that's on disc 1 I believe. It's a good one! Definitely worth the purchase for a great grab bag of magic effects!

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One of the Best DVD Sets Ever Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
Wow. This DVD set is what I would consider to be one of the best DVD sets I have ever had the pleasure of watching. There is such a massive variety of material. As a card guy, I'll focus more on the card stuff. All of the material is usable, practical, and commercial. Usually, if I'm watching a multi-trick DVD, I'll pick up one or two that I think are suitable for my needs. In contrast, literally almost EVERY trick in this DVD is fantastic! I absolutely love this DVD set, and I'll be holding onto it and re-watching it over and over again for many years to come.
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A great buy Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I love the tricks on these three DVDs. My favourite are all the tricks on the oil and water, impromptu hit man and my other lady's ring. Don't hesitate, by this set. There are a lot of moves, which I was wary of, but its not just moves, there's little tricks, imbetweeners and other little things to help improve your tricks. A great buy/
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Great material inside Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2007
I really like Joshs style, many good tricks in there. This dvd is about change my lvl from serious hobbiest to part time professional, I'll be doing shows in a bar by march 08, and I'll use many routines from here. BUY NOW !!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 14th, 2007
I got this at his lecture in COnnecticut. IT is very good ( although i got it for 90, here you get it for 80, he originally sell sit on his site for 100, so be gratful)

It has begginer and indermediate magic, very good for everyone.
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GREAT DvD SET Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 26th, 2007
I bought this dvd set on a lecture in Bergen, Norway. its some time ago. but one thing, this DVD has killer magic trick that i use very offen, the explanation is very understandable and josh is a good teacher, if you are going to buy any card magic dvd here on penguin, go for this one! BUY NOW
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 12th, 2007
First of all This Dvd is a Good buy, I can say I will use quite a few of the effects off it.
The Explanations are done well and I understood them all.
a lot of the tricks do Require a table and some....the use of Gaffed cards.
A lot of these tricks are good for openers,as most need deck prep before the trick starts.
A couple of the Tricks only have only the Performance and no Explanation which I think is Pointless.
I am suprized at how many good tricks there are on this dvd.
Worth it, but not quite a 5 star.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 19th, 2007
I have only watched the first disk and thats all I need to know, the effects on this DVD are amazing, some of the impromptu card effects are gold dust, especially the oil and water and 242 effects. Some of the explanations are a little vague at times in terms of explaining techniques, however they do credit and reference other magicians works where to find certain move in more detail. This DVD for me is up there with Dan and Dave Trilogy!
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