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The Sapphire Collection by Richard Osterlind (2 DVD Set) Fifteen new and original creations performed and taught by one of the art's most respected and influential performers and teachers. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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For 45 years, Richard Osterlind has been one of magic and mentalism's most prolific creators and The Sapphire Collection is a celebration of this milestone.

Featuring fifteen new and original Osterlind creations, this two-DVD set, like his legendary Mind Mysteries series, is destined to become essential viewing for aspiring and professional mystery performers alike. You'll see this powerful new material performed in front of an enthusiastic and awe-struck audience and then be taken behind the curtain as Richard, along with co-host Jim Sisti, dissects these effects in meticulous detail.

What's more, The Sapphire Collection looks different than any other magic or mentalism DVD you've ever seen. Shot in an exciting cinematic style by a filmmaker, you'll feel the energy of the performances and the immediacy of the explanations in an unprecedented way.

Impactful material presented and taught in an original and compelling way, The Sapphire Collection will reacquaint you with the pure power of strong and direct mentalism performed and taught by one of the art's most respected and influential performers and teachers.

Contents



Disc 1

HANDS OFF
A stunning card effect that has baffled every person who has seen it! A card is freely selected from a deck and placed into the middle. You name where it is and what the name of the card is from across the room. You never touch the deck!

POOR MAN'S BOOK TEST
An incredibly direct book test done with any borrowed book! This is appropriate for close-up or stage.

THE OSTERLIND READ
A new approach for doing a stage reading with a killer climax! Richard Webster now uses this in his show!

MIND READING WITH CARDS
A spectator freely chooses a card without looking at it. She guesses what the card is and you tell her the card she guesses! Nothing is written and the card is only in her mind!

QR TRANSPARENT FORCES
A thoroughly entertaining effect with the new Transparent Forces bag. Not only is the effect totally new, but the handling allows the spectator to take the bag into their own hands when making the selection!

3SP
Perhaps the best routine ever with an ESP deck! Three separate sections are all impossible with the routine growing in amazement as it progresses!

WHISPERING DIE
An improved handling for this masterpiece of close-up mentalism with an ending that is totally impossible If you own this already you will be delighted. If not, you will want to order one right away!

PERFECTED ADD-A-NUMBER
This is one of the highlights of this set! Numbers chosen by the audience are added up in the open. You show your “sealed in an envelope and folded “ prediction that matches the real numbers chosen by the audience!

THOUGHTS ON MENTALISM 1
The first half of an incredible talk between Richard and Jim. This essay cuts to the heart of what mentalism is!

Disc 2

VINYL FOLDER Q&A
An incredible Q&A routine that you can put together with items from your local stationary store for under .00 and use the rest of your life! The tips and handling are worth ten times the cost of this entire set!

NUMERIC VORTEX
See Richard use this RECENT creation in a routine that kills! This timely effect is current and thought provoking!

WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE
A routine where you use some of your business cards and pencils to perform a stage effect! Richard and Jim cover many ideas and variations.

OUT OF THE ROOM SELECTION
Taken from Kaplan’s The Fine Art of Magic, this staggering routine is on a par with Richard’s own Challenge Mind Reading!

CHECK EFFECT
A routine where a bill or your paycheck is freely placed in one of five envelopes which you later identify without touching them and from across the room! You can use this as the main feature in your act!

PENDULUM ROUTINE
Richard’s unique approach for using a pendulum. You can combine this idea in many ways with other pendulum effects you perform. The routine adds a new dimension for using a pendulum!

ALMOST REAL PREDICTION
Richard’s variation for the fantastic Jack London effect. Richard has updated the routine to make it modern and logical. You can do this stage effect at any time and any place with just an ordinary pad and pen! This is knowledge you cannot afford not to have!

THOUGHTS ON MENTALISM 2
Richard and Jim complete their discussion on mentalism and the successful presentation of this wonderful art!

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5 of 6 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 24th, 2013
Pretend you've arrived at an out of town show...and your precious props aren't with you. No Multi-Di**nsional. No MOABT. No MindBus*er. Nada. I think most of us could manage as long as we could get to an office supply store. But with this DVD collection, you'll learn some of Richard Osterlind's solutions to all of the above without using anything high-tech. This is a DVD set with a pile of usable routines that have been tested in the real world by Osterlind.

You won't run across many mentalists who haven't been influenced by Osterlind in one way or another. His thinking, props and L&L DVDs have been teaching performers for 45 years. That's the inspiration behind his newest 2 DVD set: "The Sapphire Collection." There are 15 effects presented in the four hours...all original to Osterlind. Some use his specialized props. Many use props you already have -- or can acquire for a couple of dollars.

If you purchased Six Shooter, you're familiar with some of the material. Or if you're one of the many that picked up Numeric Vortex, Transparent Forces, a Dynamo Deck or a Whispering Die Box -- you're familiar with the basic workings of these props. What's new? On these DVDs you can see them presented to a live audience and then go backstage with Osterlind and Jim Sisti to learn the inner workings...and many of the nuances behind those presentations. "Nuance" is a very important component of presentation. If you're a visual learner like me, SEEING these props and routines is also seriously useful.

Each DVD concludes with a discussion on mentalism -- which is easily one of the highlights of this set. Osterlind's controversial and he's passionate...but there's no discounting who he is and what he's accomplished. I am always challenged by what he says.

So if you've ever wondered what Osterlind would do with an imp pad...or how he uses his own creations -- these DVDs are a wonderful resource. If you're interested in what gears turn in his mind when he's designing a routine this is the one. All of the effects are audience tested, well designed and many are very simple to execute.

It's obviously a matter of personal preference...but from where I'm sitting, there are three gems in this collection: the Vinyl Folder Q and A is brilliant way to do this mentalism classic with items purchased in a stationary store. I've been using Osterlind's ThoughtScan or Banachek's Psychic Folio -- but this concept could be done in a pinch and I am delighted with the simplicity of it. (And here I was thinking I was the only one who used doub*e sided t*pe to hold those bill*ts in place. )

I loved the pendulum routine (and not just because he was using one of Sheree's creations) because, as with many of Osterlind's creations, this was simple to execute -- and can draw off the charts reactions from audience members. Pendulums are a big part of what I perform and I see many ways that the material Osterlind presents (or material using m**ked tarot or playing cards) would play very well.

One of the highlights for me was also the Poor Man's Book Test...which will literally cost you about a penny to perform...and can be used with any book. I first read this in Six Shooter...but the clarification on this DVD made a good concept crystal clear.

I also like the way this DVD looks. I like the camera angles...the editing. It has a wonderfully creative hand-made feel to it. Does that make sense?

If you're an Osterlind fan..."The Sapphire Collection" is a must have.
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3 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 15th, 2013
I bought this direct from Richard. As a long time fan of Richard's I have to say I was disappointed in this release. Don't get me wrong, the effects taught are all very good, and the interviews and afterthoughts are interesting.

My beef is that nearly everything on these DVD's can be found in Richards earlier work. Yes it may be a different handling or updated, but the effects are same to the layman. This high priced DVD set is being billed as 15 Brand New effects. In reality, if you have his six shooter book, you already own about half the so called new releases on this DVD set. The effects listed below can be found in the Six shooter book that is also available on this site.
* Hands Off
* 3 ESP
* Wanted Dead Or Alive
* Poor Man's Book Test
* Almost Real Prediction
* Perfected Add A Number

There are others that were also listed as being new, that in fact can be found in Richard's earlier books or DVD's. Again, all top knotch effects, but NOTHING NEW here. Really disappointing, Richard is usually a class act, but this is a big let down, especially for the high price.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2014
Richard is a great mentalist & Teacher. If you are interested in Mentalism this is full of great stuff. New to Menatlism Perfect.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 24th, 2014
If you're into mentalism, this is a great DVD set. Although, some of the effects require props that Osterlind sells, you can judge for yourself if they are worth the purchase. I saw several I liked and I purchased them. Even when an effect requires a purchased prop, you still get to see how a master mentalist handles the prop and, if you are so inclined, you may be able to make the prop yourself. In addition, there are effects that require nothing more than a trip to Staples or using props and ESP cards you already have.

Richard Osterlind is one of the top mentalists of all time. His props are high quality and well worth the money. His DVD's are solid gold. His performance style is with the times and fits well with corporate, nightclub and stage events.

I own and use a lot of Osterlind's effects, and they just kill.

These DVD's are worth the money. You will likely find several professional effects to add to your repertoire.
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1 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 28th, 2013
osterlind is back with a vengance to restablish himself as one of the great teachers in mentalism, this is no one trick dvd , for your investment your going to get 15 dffects explained and performed ,read the reviews, see the info of the effects if your like the description of each of them you knwo you going to love them after osterlind explains how each of them is done
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0 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
In a word, Brilliant! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 24th, 2013
I eagerly awaited the postman since I bought this DVD,and I can honestly say that it was worth the wait, and more!
This is top notch material. Richard Osterlind is in the business for 45 years,this man KNOWS what works and what doesn't! The post chat with Jim Sisti is worth the asking price on its own, and I think that performers will benefit immensely from these chats alone.
All of the effects on this DVD are extremely strong and a couple will be going straight into my act. "Hands off", "Osterlind Read", "Mind Reading with Cards" and "Vinyl Folder Q & A" are real powerhouses, and these will "knock the socks" off any audience.
The video itself is beautifully shot with some great camera work that shows the look of astonishment on the audience members faces!
I am a working Mentalist and I am very careful what material I use in my shows. I would have no hesitation in using any of the effects on this DVD! Overall, I really enjoyed and learned from this collection. If you're "sitting on the fence" about buying this, my advice to you would be - "get off the fence" and do yourself a favor, buy it today!
The asking price will pale into insignificance when you see how good this is!
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0 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 25th, 2013
It was with great expectations I looked forward to the launch of The Sapphire Collection.
Richard established his own standard with his first series, Mind Mysteries, and many have said that it would take a lot to beat this.

However, everything he has released since, has its own great and unique character.

So is it also with The Sapphire Collection
There is great material for both stage and close up, and everyone will find much they will use for their real audiences.

I was really interested in how he would perform effects like Hands Off, Perfected Add a Number and Almost Real Prediction described in Six Shooter - and I was not disappointed.

But there's more here!
Osterlind Read, Mind Reading with Cards and Vinyl Folder Q & A are effects I will tap into my heart!
Others will find their their favorites.

If you have not ordered it yet, do it now - you will not regret it!

The Sapphire Collection is highly recommended!
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1 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
Richard's finest work to date! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 15th, 2013
I think Richard has outdone himself with tis release. Whether this is your hobby or your a working professional, this set should be in your library!
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