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TnR by Mathieu Bich (DVD) Torn. Restored. Transformed. A piece by piece card restoration that will BLOW YOU AWAY. ORDER TODAY AND GET TORN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN FREE.
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A restoration. A reparation. A transformation. Just when you think the effect is over-- it hasn't even begun. A signature effect of International FISM winner Mathieu Bich for half a decade, this is a trick that defines visual magic. The restoration is a masterpiece of aesthetic perfection and technical fluidity. But what happens next will turn your mind inside out.

The motions are slow, methodical, logical, and smooth. If you were to take a card, rip it, and then restore it piece by piece-- this is EXACTLY what it would look like. Taught and performed by Chris Kenner in Las Vegas.

The effect starts off like any other torn and restored card effect. But as it progresses, it gets more and more insane. Each piece is shown SO fairly before it is visibly, simply, beautifully restored. There's not a single funny move in the entire routine.

85 minute DVD and Download shot in High Definition with intricate instruction by Chris Kenner, creator of the legendary Torn Asunder card restoration.

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ORDER TODAY AND GET TORN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN FREE. As a special bonus, when you order TNR today, you will receive instant access to "Torn but Not Forgotten" one of our very best selling Torn and restored style effects. Extremely practical, you'll be able to start performing right away. TORN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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6 of 6 magicians found the following review helpful:
Meh... Dirty with nowhere to go? Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2011
Sorry to disagree with all the posts below.
This ended up in my lap from another location.
TnR is great on film. That said... there many Torn and Restored Card Routines out there that end up less dirty and are inspectable right away (Daniel Garcia TORN for one).
If you're doing a "stand back" set where nobody's really around you then yes, this would be great.
In the vid it mentions that this was David Copperfield's Torn Ascunder (or maybe a mix up during Chris' discussion), but I don't think so. From what I've researched David's Torn Ascunder was by David Williamson and has not been sold or shared for many years.
Let's just say you don't have the time to master other Torn and Restored Cards, yes, this is perfect for you. It takes a months practice and you're able to learn Yigel's or Daniels and you have a decently clean ending with immediate inspection (AND the card is signed).
Unfortunately I disagree with those saying this is THE BEST out there. Even my GF saw the intro video (just to mention I share NONE of the secrets to my illusions with her) and she picked up on the fact that each time he brought a piece up it appeared there was something behind it holding it in place due to the fact that he'd release the opposite section.
Why end dirty when you can end cleanly with 29 days more practice (not counting the day to create one or more of these gimmicks... it doesn't take the ENTIRE day, but I'm not counting that day in particular)? Kind of sucks being in one place with NOWHERE to go and NOWHERE to hide anything and NOWHERE to turn. On Film, yes, great, on TV, yes, great, but how many of you perform on TV or FILM only right now? Please post a video where any of you have this in a public location or at a party performing it and show your ending... that would really be a treat.
Plus, NOT ONCE do they show a performance in front of an audience with this (not even on the intro vid).
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4 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
Personally I love it but... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 22nd, 2010
This is a really clever effect and I love playing with the gimmick but I can only give it 4 stars. This one is more of an academic exercise IMHO. 1st. It is angle dependant...120 degrees I'd say. 2nd. It could be a worker but you would have to "work" to make it so. Basically if you are well organized, experienced, and like the effect enough you can find a way to work this into a walk around set, but the set up is such that, if you are new to magic or are not terrible organized, this could be a one trick pony. 3rd. Making the gimmick will require cards with high quality control. Until USPCC settles into it's new plant and gets things under control you may have to resort to using expensive cards for a torn and restored effect. Not very cost effective!

Those are a lot of "buts", but this is indeed a fantastically visual TNR and it has one of the most clever gimmicks I have ever seen. Even though I have hardly ever performed with it I really enjoyed this one and it has given me plenty of ideas that I have applied to other effects and gimmicks. I'd recommend it for TNR fans and anyone who just loves clever gimmicks.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 21st, 2010
The effect is beautiful, the gimmick is fantastic (you make your own). It looks EXACTLY like it does in the video. The card changes from Ace to King after showing each piece of the Ace one by one when restoring it.

The method is genius. Even if you never perform this, just knowing the method was well worth the purchase price of this DVD.

I gave it one less star because it's not practical for the strolling performer. If you want to do it a couple times a night, sure. I'm looking for something that resets almost instantly, or is easy to carry around and perform on a moments notice.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Just Not Practical Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 28th, 2010
Okay, I will say this is a cool effect. The gimmick (which you have to make yourself) is very clever. I even like the way it looks BUT it’s just not practical. The set up required does not justify the effect and on top of that you do not end clean. I’m sure someone more creative than I could figure out a way to work this into a normal routine but for me it’s just not a practical trick.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 23rd, 2010
This is a great effect. The method is something that no regular human being would think of. It really does look as good as the preview. But it ends really dirty and needs some work to clean up. But if you don't mind all that and the angles being pretty iffy, then go for it. I would say that if you're on the fence about it to go for it just because of the method.
Overall I think it is a great effect and truly unique but it just isn't for me.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 21st, 2010
I must say the effect is very easy and breathtaking. It's a bit angle sensitive (not a lot) and you can't hand the card out for immediate inspection like some other tricks, so there's a bit of a tradeoff, but in my mind it's worth it. As with anything, you'll want to practice the nuances of this, especially ditching the gimmick, quite a bit before performing. While this is an easy effect, doing it for a live audience is hard because everybody will want to see the card right away. Get a good card switch down and you'll be good to go.
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TV and YouTube Only Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 9th, 2014
You end super, super dirty at the end of this.

If you try to do this in a walk around, real world situation, the effect is too strong for the method.

That having been said, if you are only preforming for your webcam, or if you are promoting your show on TV, Internet video, etc., this would play very, very well.
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AS YOU CAN SEE... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 2nd, 2013
I can't believe that I ordered this twice. I like the effect and would like to be able to perform it but for me I do not want to invest hours upon hours (if not days upon days) watching the DVD to figure out how to make the gimmick. After watching the DVD the first time I ordered this I must have blocked the horrid experience from my mind and then months later ordered it again because of the fact that it is an ingenious effect by Mathiew Bich. During the gimmick construction segments of the DVD, Mr Kenner keeps repeating the phrase "As you can see...." when in fact you CANNOT SEE due to the fact that he is using a black card on a black mat with very poor lighting and camera angles. The prize for the absolute worst production of an instructional video goes to Mr. Kenner and the team from Theory 11 for this DVD. If I where Mr. Bich I would fire the lot of them and start over. When I first started ordering magic online I purchased a dozen effects (one order) from Theory 11 and was so disappointed in what I received that I vowed to never purchase anything from Theory 11 again. So now I will have to scrutinize my orders from Penguin to assure that I am not buying a product that originated from Theory 11.

This is such a brilliant method and effect it is a shame that it was so poorly produced.

I will return the second order which I will pick up from the post office tomorrow and the first copy (which I watched earlier this evening---only the second viewing since I bought it months ago) will go back into storage until I have the time and the patience to watch the DVD over and over and over and over again just to be able to make the gimmick.
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Great for video Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 30th, 2012
This effect is brilliant in it's own regard & perfect in the right context.

The pros:

It's highly visual, it's relatively easy to perform & it blows people away.

The cons:

It's highly angle sensitive, you are left dirty at the end & personally I think that the card transformation at the end takes away from the simple beauty of the effect.

All in all, I think this would be a great effect for the context of a stand up show or on video, but if you intend to perform this effect close up, you might want to look into other torn and restored card methods.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 12th, 2012
Any magic effect can be great in the right setting and terrible in the wrong setting. This effect if phenomenal in the right setting! I would say that the right setting is either stage or for a group of people, not one-on-one or extremely close up. I like to use it in conjunction with a forced card routine where I reveal the wrong card and then use this torn and restored effect in the middle of the routine, not at the end. I end with a giveaway by pretending to put the card into an envelope that is loaded with an altered card, creating a whole new effect. For example, Do this with a "couple's" or "lovers" theme, force the two of hearts card and the givaway gimmick has both hearts cut out and pasted together in the middle of the card with an arrow drawn through them. If you can't show the gimmick at the end of the effect, just figure out a clever way of ending the effect where you don't need to show it. If you transform it into something unique that you give away, there is no need to show the card. If you are looking for a good way to get rid of the gimmick, I highly recommend "Wormhole", also available through Penguin. You could use this effect to ditch the gimmick and take out an envelope to pretend to slide the card into as a giveaway. You can get card sized envelopes as your local office supply.
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