SANKEY MAGIC CLASSICS SERIES: Sankey 1999 (DVD) Learn 25 extremely original effects plus 4 ADDED BONUS EFFECTS with coins, cards, matches, and drinking straws!
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Originally filmed in 1999, this recording quickly became one of the best-selling videos of the year. Jay works the camera, lighting, sound and the playing cards as he presents an extremely original collection of 25 EFFECTS! Truly cool close-up routines with sugar packets, rubber bands, coins, keys, eggs, playing cards, matchboxes, dice and even shoelaces!
Run Time: 105 Minutes
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
Ready? This is a new... revolutionary Sankey product. Ready for it? Brace yourselves..... SANKEY 1999!
Ok, so it's not new. And it isn't revolutionary. I bought it anyway for the sake of completionism... (If that is a word.) I have to say, this DVD dissapointed me in a few ways.
One thing about it is that Sankey is quite, quite calm and mature during most of this. Kinda wierd...
Another thing is the camera quality. Oh well, he maned the camera and it was 1999...
Other than that, this had a lot of tricks and ideas that I got a kick out of.
Below I review the highlights, with a scale of one thru ten, ten bieng the best.
Sweet Surprise: A sugar packet transposition. Like we haven't seen these before... Oh well, it has it's perks. The moves are really easy and more deceptive than the many I have seen. Plus they are not normally used in such a way. 9.0 just for the sake of it bieng a new handling.
Measles: I can't believe he released this back then and I had never heard of it. I have to say that the set-up is tiring and annoying, but yeah. It is totally worth it. It reminds me a lot of Forgery, for those who have TVBO, or Sankey's Greatest Hits... I'll say 9.5 for the effect itself, but the set-up makes it about a 8.9.
Gag #1: Thruought the DVD, Sankey shares some gags that he uses during comedy performances. These are just raw jokes. The first... eh... It is O.K. It is pretty funny, but I didn't get it until I really thought about it. For some this might work, for some it might not.
Twice as Nice: Great rendition of the classic card which turns over in the deck. We all know about it. Turn the bottom card face up, someone selects a card and puts it back in. Take it behind your back, put the card face up and pull it around. There card is the only one reversed in the deck. Sankey presents an impromptu and really nice handling for this that makes the effect worthwhile. 9.0.
Extended Credit: A really nice trick that is super convincing. The method will make you smile. Whether you end up using it or not (I have a few times) you will still enjoy it. 9.0
Gag #2: Hillarious. I really liked this one! I will definitly use it.
Dark Powers: Oh my god. This is sooo perfect for close up workers. I love it and have not seen this anywhere else. A rubber band visually penetrates your finger despite a spectator is holding on to the end. 9.7
Wacky Tabbacky: Although this trick with a cigar is cool, I will never touch a cigar in my life. For those who do come in contact with them though, they will be happy to use this. Me: 0 Others who use cigars: 8.5
IQ Test: Easy and poweful. A card is selected and on which a black dot with a sharpie is drawn. With no funny moves, the black spot turns into a hole onto which the sharpie is pushed thru. VERY magical. Definitly a new Sankey favorite. (I have a list of maybe... 10 effects by him that are "Sankey Favorites") 9.8
FaceUp Rubaway Vanish: For those who use the rubaway vanish, this addition is very good and will enhance the effect by a lot. This time, done face out. Worth checking out. Since it is just a move however, you can't really review it with a rating.
Cheesecake...: Well... I almost fell out of my chair laughing... It makes you really hungry! That is all I can say without revealing. 9.5
Instant Origami: I will be using this. A piece of paper is shoved into your fist where in an instant, it changes to a piece of beautiful origami. Really, really nice. 9.0
A trick not listed on the case...: Needless to say, that isn't the name of the trick. It just wasn't on the case. Two quarters transpose in coin holders. It has a great idea behind it and I will use this solely for the fact that I collect coins. (Although you don't have to to perform this.) 8.5
BONUS TRICKS! Yes, he included bonuses. 4 bonus tricks. One of which I was really, really pleased with.
Freshly Squeezed: Quick little transpo effect with a quarter and a washer. Nice, might use it once. 7.9
Cut and Restrawed: Ok, I have seen this in a whole bunch of demo videos and I couldn't for the life of me come up with a method! It was sooo magical! The method is as good as the performance. A lot of thought was put into this, and you will use this. 9.9
Stripped: Nice little gambling demonstration with my favorite card move! Vernon Substitute Transfer! Yay! 8.5
Firefly: A coin Transpo with one difference. FIRE! Yeah... Won't use this. 8.0
Overall, this DVD was good. Not great... Not bad. For first time Sankey buyers, stay away. People who collect might want this. I felt it was worth the money in new tricks I will use off of this DVD.
I rate the DVD overall an 8.5 out of 10. There were a lot of coin transpos, some things were hard to see and he was calm and mature... All three of those dissapointed me but not to say you shouldn't buy it. Look at the tricks and if it seems worth it, go for it. Even myself, as many Sankey products as I own still found a lot of workable material from this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 19th, 2005
Wow, Jay has done it. This is a very interesting DVD indeed. Its full of different kinds of magic, with cards, keys, coins, sponge balls, purses, even origami! This is definetly a great buy!
Not his best,, but still a good value Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 22nd, 2004
I only gave this 3 stars because 3 of the tricks appear on other DVD's by Jay, and some of the tricks are kind of lame. However, some are pretty good. I liked 10 out of the 29 tricks on this DVD. "Measles" is a card trick where the cards get measles. "Splittin Time" is a nice coin trick where you split one quarter into two and repeat this several times until an empty purse is full of quarters. "Twice as Nice" a card trick that has a selected card flip over twice in the deck, very nice. "Extended Credit" a credit card in a pay envelope is broken and restored. "IQ Test" where a black marker can pass through a black circle you draw on a card (this reminds me of the cartoon the road runner where he can go through a painted tunnel on the side of a mountain and when the coyote tries it he can't, and hits the side of the mountain and falls to the ground). "Stripped" a different type of ambitous card routine where 4 aces appear first face down and then face up... excellent trick.
Great!!!!! Amazing tricks!!!!!!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 16th, 2004
I bought this in VHS format from another magic shop, but if I had known it was coming out in DVD I would of waited.
This is a great DVD and it is perfect for someone just starting out in magic, I would also recommend the "Amazing tricks anyone can do" series. Anyway I highly recommend this DVD, it's really really good!!!!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 28th, 2013
A DVD on close up ideas with different degrees of cooking (some are ready to eat, some are raw).
For me it was more than worth it at that price, I enjoy new ideas and to develop them when they are still in their infancy, and I also like full grown tricks.
Super enjoyable to watch and great ideas Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 22nd, 2013
What a totally great deal.
And even if this DVD goes back to full price, it is priceless.
Here Jay gathers some great little ideas and packs them into this DVD.
I've already incorporated a few ideas into my parlor and kids shows.
Funny and clever.
This IS a Classic that you will enjoy and use.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 17th, 2013
Maybe because I'm not fluent in English, I didn't understand a world of what JS says (It seems he's chewing a gum while speaking).
More, He doesn't present in oerder ! Effect, then explanation.
It's a continuous report : you do that, then you take this, then ...
Well, I WAS a fan for JS, now I'm thinking about it.
A French consumer, very disapointed
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 9th, 2010
I bought this way back when it came out on vhs. This truly is classic jay sankey. I have gotten quite a bit of mileage from the material on this dvd. Twice as Nice is incredible and takes and old classic and gives it a new twist. The Measles deck is brilliant. It was also offered as a stand alone item at one time so you are getting a real bargain with the dvd. There are also a few little comedy pieces that are hilarious, sankey humor.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
The overall quality of this production was less than desirable. I liked the idea of converting this VHS tape to DVD. It looks really vintage and gives us a chance to see the stuff that's rarely performed.
I like how good these tricks were. THe first effect fooled the crap out of me completely. It's a CRAZY nice sugar packet through the table that can be performed live for a bunch of people and gives the audience a chance to participate. Some effects require special props or a little setup, but over all it's VERY practical material. There are even a few effects in here that were marketed in a few other places, but still great stuff.
I was pleased with this, and you will be too.
not one of sankeys best.. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2010
but this a while back from sankey magic...i wasnt very happy with some of the routines, as they are not as commercial and useable in the real world as i would have liked. however, this is still a great value in the sense that there are many moves and techniques taught in this DVD that will help further your magic.
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