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"Absolutely brilliant!" - Banachek
"The 100th Monkey is not just a method; it's an adventure! You're going to want to run with these simian secrets." - Max Maven
98% from Craig and 97% from Dave on Wizard Product Review. "I love this! I'll just stick this straight in my parlor show. A brand new principle!" - David Penn
The 100th Monkey now in 12 languages: Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish!
Three effects based on a new principle. Take away someone's ability to read! Catch the scent of a thought! Let a spectator read minds!
Includes written instructions and gimmicked artworks in 12 languages, 2 DVDs, 11 postcards and over 500 gimmicked artworks!
French: "Absolument génial" - Banachek. 3 effets basés sur un principe nouveau. Otez la capacité de quelqu'un à lire! Sentez le parfum d'une pensée! Laissez un spectateur lire dans les pensées!
Swedish: "Absolut lysande!" - Banachek. 3 effekter som bygger på en ny princip. Ta bort någons förmåga att läsa! Känn doften av en tanke! Låt en åskådare läsa tankar!
German "Absolut brillant!" (Banachek) Drei Effekte basierend auf einem neuen Prinzip. Nehmen Sie jemandem die Fähigkeit zu lesen. Fangen Sie Gedankendüfte. Lassen Sie einen Zuschauer Gedanken lesen!
Portuguese: "Absolutamente brilhante" - Banachek. 3 efeitos com base em um novo princípio. Tire a capacidade de ler de alguém. Capte a essência de um pensamento. Faça com que o espectador consiga ler mentes!
Danish: "Simpelthen strålende!" - Banachek. 3 effekter baseret på et nyt princip. Fjern en persons evne til at læse! Indfang duften af en tanke! Lad en tilskuer læse tanker!
Italian: "Assolutamente geniale '-! Banachek. 3 Effetti basati su un nuovo principio. Togliere capacità di qualcuno di leggere! Prendere il profumo di un pensiero! Lasciate uno spettatore leggere le menti!
Spanish: "Absolutamente genial!" - Banachek. 3 efectos basados en un nuevo principio. Quitale la habilidad a alguien de leer! Captura la escencia de un pensamiento! Deja que un espectador lea mentes!
Dutch: "Absoluut briljant" - Banachek. 3 effecten gebaseerd op een nieuw principe. Verwijder iemands vermogen om te lezen! Vang de geur van een gedachte! Laat een toeschouwer gedachten lezen!
Chinese: "????!!" - Banachek ?????????????????!!
Hebrew: Banachek -"???? ?????!".????? ??????? ?? ?????? ???. ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ?????!
Norwegian: "Helt fantastiske"- Banachek. En effekt basert på et nytt prinsipp. Ta bort noens evne til å lese!
Chinese, Hebrew, Norwegian and Japanese versions ONLY include Speechless, where you take away someone's ability to read. Video instructions included are in English ONLY and contain some material not on this version.
"Revolutionary ideas that soon will be the standard for all mentalists .... Worthy of being seen on TV and still be believable!"
- Joe Monti, National TV Producer (Criss Angel's Mindfreak)
- Colin McLeod
"To say that I'm impressed is an understatement! This is something I will carry with me personally everywhere I go. The secondary DVD also includes a staggering amount of additional files which open up limitless possibilities for magicians, mentalists and hypnotists alike. Words simply do not do this justice."
"This is one of those times I wish I could toss my moral compass out the window and just tell you this product is crap... just so I can keep it to myself."
-Bryce Kuhlman, My Lovely Assistant
"This is for the thinking mentalist who wants to be at the cutting edge of new ideas without using stooges or electronic gadgets. Real magic of the mind that takes advantage of how our minds work!"
"Chris, you are a freaking genius and you can quote me on that! The method is diabolical!"
"Ingenious and innovative... It's not often that some new and useful principle is brought to mentalists, but Chris Philpott has done just that. Highly recommended."
"This is just ridiculously good. I got it expecting to find it interesting and possibly useful. I was not expecting to be wholly blown away by it, which I was. What I wasn't prepared for was how well-executed they are, and the amount of work that Chris obviously put into them, on many levels, to make them as effective as possible. It's rare that I get this excited about a new mentalism item, but this absolutely warrants it."
"A radically new breakthrough in the art of mentalism. The 100th Monkey is brilliant and takes dual reality to the next level, the effects are powerful and well thought out, even greater is the core technique which opens the door to endless possibilities!"
-Robert J. Gould
"I think it is great. I had to rub my eyes a few times just looking at it!"
"This is effing great, so please stop talking about this. The fewer that know about this, the better!"
"BRILLIANT!! No hype... No BS.... Everyone we have shown it to is blown away. Thank you for producing something that is really worth more than the asking price. WE LOVE THIS THING!!"
"In the hands of a good performer, it can become a deadly psychological weapon, to produce the most organic mind reading ever! I can't recommend The 100th Monkey highly enough."
"A LOT of work went into this and Chris's passion and personal investment is obvious in all aspects of the production. Great job!"
"This is easily one of the best releases within the past year - pure genius."
"Excellent, top of the line stuff from a master... this is the sort of thing that other performers buy the rights to in order to keep to themselves."
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80 bucks? weak instructional dvd Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 27th, 2014
I know an extra dvd was given with other goodies to print out for your use but still I feel cheated. The instructional dvd doesn't have any live performances just exactly what you see on the trailer. Chris basically sits in front of a camera and tells you things you can do without really giving any detailed demonstrations or live performances to prove his theory. This feels like an incomplete project. For the 80 bucks I poured in and days of trying to put together strong patter, I really feel that I've taken away time from other stronger effects that I receive great reactions from. this is going in the draw, highly disappointed, worst 80 bucks I ever spent.9 of 11 magicians found this helpful.
I really tried to give this the benefit of doubt but as one earlier reviewer put it. It worked about 50 percent of the time as everyone knew about the mystery of the gimmick. Old science trick for adults if that, doubt its performance will interest a younger crowd so save your Begonias....
Visible Monkey Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 9th, 2014
I have done this trick a good 20 times and no matter how picky I am about the lighting, spectators guess how it works about fifty percent of the time. I can't say that I would recommend this one, but I like the idea and hope it can be perfected in the future.9 of 12 magicians found this helpful.
Very Cool For Pros Only Though... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2013
This is really cool ! I'm stoked about it and fortune enough that for me at least right now $80 is not a ton of money...8 of 11 magicians found this helpful.
However if i was stretched for cash and could only buy 1 trick I'd def feel a little burned. Not because of the quality or the amount of content you get out of the product but more because this trick is really for working professional mentalist.
I'm just a dood who is dabbling in magic for fun. I brought this to the bar and it was fun to play with but really only got a 50/50 result out of it and it not nearly as cool as the trailer makes it out to be.
BTW there are no full performances on the DVD which always a huge red flag. I wish I had known that before I bought it...
Overall really innovative and great addition for any working pro... if you are just an average person though. Save your cash unless you have a ton of extra floating around and want to try this !!!
Do not buy. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 9th, 2014
I was very excited for this trick, as I do a lot of mentalism effects. However, while it states that it can be used for close-up, spectators also will "lose their ability to read" if they are close. It's a shoddy gimmick, and I've had children see through it, it's so transluscent. Chris Philpott basically sits in front of the camera the entire time explaining the effects in little detail, and it's hypothetical best case scenario at that. Nowhere in the description does this tell you that the effects have a risk factor. Only one of these effects are reliable, "Sixth Scent", and even then, you'd have to be a stage performer to do it. I am very displeased with this, an optical illusion that should be sold at Toys R Us for $10, not worth $80 at all. It is sitting at the bottom of my shelf in a box and I am debating setting it on fire.7 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
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Awesome! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 18th, 2015
Awesome trick. Definitely deserves 5 stars. Preformed it at a party, and it worked great! When I first received the gimmicks, I was immediately out preforming the trick. Don't hesitate buying this, you won't be disappointed.2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Really Fun! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 6th, 2015
Great idea. I love fusing technology with illusion. This was right up my ally. I had a pretty good guess at how it worked before I got it so it was just what I wanted it to be, and more. Wonderful ideas in the DVD and PDF.2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
Excellent Effects and Supplies! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 10th, 2013
This 2 DVD set is an outstanding methodology to doing some incredible effects that can be done right out of the box! Watch the DVD once and you're off and running with 'Speechless', incredibly funny and mysterious for everyone around!4 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
There are many effects for close up, parlor and stage!
If you use just one effect from this DVD set, then it is still worth the price asked! I'm glad the price is high as it will keep the curious at bay!
For those of us who do perform, the price could of been even higher!
Don't want to give away the method but everything you need is here contained on those two DVDs. You can work straight out of the box or produce effects that are appropriately sized for the stage!
Chris is a freakin' genius!
Good but hard to pull off Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 20th, 2014
Overall, the effects are sound and if you are a seasoned stage performer, you should be able to pull this off. However, I am not a stage performer, and I haven't had the confidence to try this at my local happy hour in front of a group of under 10 people.2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Lighting is very important for these effects to work properly, and trying to perform this impromptu at a bar or restaurant is very risky since you don't really know how the lighting will be. Also, crowd control is important since there are angle and distance issues to think about.
Yes, the trick is pricey. Is it too expensive for what you get? Well, if you are a stage mentalist with some experience, then the price is justified. For an amateur impromptu bar/close-up magician like myself, it's probably a bit too much, especially since I don't think I will ever feel confident enough to try to pull this off.
The DVD quality is also mediocre since it's just a talking head for the most part. Seeing more detailed performances would have been more useful so that we could get an idea of how best to perform these effects and get away with it.
I don't really regret buying the trick since I was curious how it was done after seeing it performed on AGT. And yes, it was done exactly how I thought it was, which makes me think others might also be able to guess how it works. I think it would best be performed quickly, then move on to something else to not give the audience time to ponder it over.
LOVE this effect!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2014
With the proper audience management and a tiny bit of screening for participants that are either near-sighted (read fine up close) or have reading glasses with them if they need them, this trick BLOWS peoples minds!!! Sometimes, when I perform "speechless", people call out, " Hey, that's the trick from America's Got Talent!" But that has never come across as a negative.2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Some thoughts, based on my own observations and what's worked well for my personal style so far:
To take the heat off the ingenious gimmicks, I had the volunteer put on lensless glasses. It can be comical to let the audience assume there are some sort of special lenses until the effect is over, then stick your fingers through the open frames. The drawback is that the impact is slightly diminished because even if you prove the lenses are not these and have nothing to do with it, people will grasp onto it as "the explanation."
Also, Chris provides several different background designs and you can make your own if you like. The ones David and Leeman used are very recognizable, so if you don't want that connection, try different backgrounds. Also, instead of turning off a person's ability to read, I framed it as a pseudo-demonstration of the tower of Babel.
Also, I strongly suggest that you take Chris' advice to have someone use the volunteer's phone to video tape the performance. When they play it back, they will see themselves struggling to read a word that they can clearly read on the video.!
Also, out of necessity the first time, now out of preference, I have the volunteer turn their back 3/4 away from the audience so the nice bright stage lights illuminate the card for the volunteer (helps the effect work better) and the audience can read the card simultaneously. I found in early performances that some folks thought I was switching the cards somehow when I turned them around to show to the volunteer. Having them turn their back a little solves that problem, but still allows people to see their reaction as they struggle to make out the word.
Chris, you have created a versatile gimmick that I'm sure magicians and mentalists will continue to adapt and customize in ways nobody's imagined yet! Thank you for sharing this powerful tool. I love it! Well worth the money. I'll use this for the rest of my life!
Every mentalist should own. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 4th, 2014
I spent all day getting my patter down for this trick and it was worth every penny. Every trick will be able to be done right out of the box after watching the dvd. Yes the lighting can sometimes be a problem but I plan on performing this in parlor and stage anyways. This isn't for every situation for instance table hopping or some close up situations. However this effect is too powerful when it's done. I don't want to tip the method but you can do this close up but the audience just has to be a couple feet away from the spectator that is reading the cards. People can't be on top of you for this one. I agree with another reviewer in that I want more live performances! Lastly the other effects on the dvd were just alright but speechless was worth $80 especially sinc you get the artwork.2 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
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