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Simon Lovell: The Methods Behind the Madness (3 DVD Set) Already being called "One of the five best magic DVD sets ever produced", the value of these DVDs to a performer is almost impossible to describe.Penguin Award for must-have DVD Set.
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This is a chance to get to learn from one of the most entertaining magicians in the world.

You won't be learning from the back of a lecture hall, you'll be up close and personal. You'll get to know Simon Lovell in live performance, and you'll have the rare pleasure of sitting across the table from him as he explains his most valuable and sought after secrets.

You'll learn the effects, and just as importantly you'll learn the subtleties. Simon will share with you the hundreds of seemingly insignificant distinctions he's made in the thousands of times he's performed these effects for laypeople. It's awareness of these finer points that will set you apart as a magician.

Simon is outrageously funny in real life and in these DVDs, and you'll be laughing throughout. But Simon also has a serious side. As you'll see in the special bonus demo video we've posted below, Simon is deeply philosophical and passionate about his art. This is someone who can teach you how to do magic and why to do magic.

You're about to embark on a journey into the mind of a genius. Simon holds nothing back, and we hope you'll do the same in learning these effects and performing them for the people in your life.

Watch the special bonus demo now!

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Volume 1

On this volume you'll learn:
  • Fingered
  • The Namer
  • Heartless
  • Your Number�s Up
  • Star Trick
  • Imagination
  • Twisted Rose
  • Sleight of Tongue
  • & More...
Volume 2

On this volume you'll learn:
  • The Packet Wallet
  • Another Departed Point
  • Lemming Ace Exchange
  • Whispering Royal
  • Kicked: Gaffed Deck
  • Derek Dingle�s Collectors
  • Radical Aces Explained
  • Bonus: The Standing Vanish
  • Bonus: The Wobbly Wombat
Volume 3

On this volume you'll learn:
  • Lovey Dovey Sandwich
  • Jack Catch
  • Simon Takes on Le Paul
  • Sandwich 2001
  • Coin Deck
  • Nightmare Deck
  • Sploge
  • Simon�s Matrix
  • Vernon Can Be Explained
  • Oily Snobs
  • Lily Long Legs Story Deck
  • Bonus: Sidney The Hamster
  • Bonus: Sebastian The Mind Reading Chicken

Manufacturer Says

Filmed in the studio & before live audiences in Lake Tahoe. Each FULL-LENGTH volume is over 90 minutes long.

About Simon (from his website)

Simon Lovell is a world-renowned close-up entertainer incredibly gifted in the art of sleight-of-hand. His level of skill is second only to his ability to entertain and create laughter. His talents are especially popular at private parties and corporate functions where he can seamlessly entertain from group to group, amazing everybody along the way!

Simon's live engagements have received wide acclaim. Simon has performed all over the world, from the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood to the London Palladium, through the Middle and Far East to Australia, and South America. Whatever the group, he has never failed to please them!

One of Simon's specialties is catering his work to corporate clients. Whatever the size of the group he can use his magical talents to give the group an experience they will never forget. He has integrated his clients' products into his performance -- designing specialized magic just for each show.

Simon is a highly experienced performer with over two hundred television credits to his name. Additionally, Simon has produced fourteen videos, published sixteen books, and written hundreds of magazine articles, short stories, and scripts. In recent years, he has been professionally engaged advising other performers in live and film situations, lecturing worldwide to casinos, and also to specialist groups of magicians.

Over the years, Simon has appeared in all kinds of venues from theatres to comedy clubs. His unique style and audience involvement makes him one of the most popular magical entertainers around.

Watching Simon Lovell is, unforgettably, the most fun you'll ever have while being fooled!

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Simon is the Man Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 24th, 2007
I love Simon Lovell and his love for the art permeates through and through. If there is one thing that you can learn of utmost importance is love for what you do. If you absolutely don't love magic and its wonder, then please don't perform. Because that will definitely show. I gained an appreciation for what our Art can do. The "Magic Story" in the end of disk one to me is worth the price of this set. Get and you won't regret it.
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Its ok Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 14th, 2006
If you are a intermediate card worker, get this. He teaches you a lot of usefull information and skills/sleights. Even today, if i want to fool someone i would use a couple of his effects. Dont get this if you plan to be preforming EVERY effect expecially in public. These effects are for the table with a group of friends more or less. Don't get me wrong, they are very strong effects. It lost 2 stars because he uses more gimmicks than I expected and some of his tricks are ones that I would never preform. All in All you learn some good matiral for the future... ADD TO CART.
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Outstanding! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 25th, 2006
I'm surprised by some of the recent negative reviews for this DVD set. But I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Too many magicians are looking for showy 'look at what I can do' type trickery (take a look at the rising of XCM). Simon's type of magic isn't about showing off, it's about entertaining. The emphasis is on teaching and coaching STYLE - no easy task. No, these DVDs doesn't contain the most innovative moves available, but it contains invaluable advice that applies to how you should be approaching your craft and art. He teaches how to create truly memorable moments in his audience, not how to fool fellow magicians. Penguin gives it a 'must have' award over Sankey and Wilson (and their own excellent Born to Perform DVD, for that matter) for a good reason: it's THAT bloody good.
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Pretty good... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 10th, 2006
I got this set and was VERY impressed with a few of the effects... "Heartless", "Imagination" "Packet Wallet" and "Another Departed Point"... They are really cool effects and had me fooled... BUT I think that an intermediate to advanced magician may find that the methods of the remaining effects are VERY familiar and unimpressive. Three of the tricks on the 3rd disk are just different versions of the sandwich effect. I think that this DVD set would be great for a beginner since Simon does a great job of teaching and is kind of amusing to watch. BUT, if you consider yourself more advanced... I think that you might find yourself a little disappointed.

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Very bad dvd ! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 2nd, 2006
Very very baddddddddd DVDs!

You cannot see Simon perform to real audience!

And the tricks in these DVDs are easy but cannot make any surprise to anyone.
The presentation of Simon is really mad (but not funny), you can't learn any presentation skill by watching him.

Well there may be a few of good tricks - "matrix" and "radical ace" , but the routines of Simon are not outstanding, I see no point to buy this DVD set because of them.

For this price, you can buy many better DVDs out there.

Don't buy this DVD set unless you have too much money to waste .
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awesome DVD Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2005
This is the DVD that made me switch from an Intermediate to an advanced magician. Most of the sleights I knew already, but Simon added alot of tips so i could perform them flawlessly. The teaching in this DVD is just awesome. better than anything i have ever seen.

I do agree that some of the tricks are basic but others are FANTASTIC!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE buy this DVD and become a better magician. I promise you will.
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Fantastic set of DVDs Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 4th, 2005
I watched the video for this and I knew I had to have these DVDs. But when these DVDs came and I watched the material I was amazed. I have done some of the material for people and they were more impressed with the tricks off these DVDs than some of my trick decks. One of my favorite things about these DVDs is that he teaches you how to make your own trick decks which at the end can all be examined. There isn't one trick on these DVDs that I will toss aside. Another great thing about these DVDs is as he is teaching he also teaches some nice flourishes that go well with the trick. All inn all this set of DVDs is amazing and I guarantee you will be able to use almost all the effects and get terrific reactions.
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not for me Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 10th, 2005
I would have to agree with the guy giving this DVD set a low rating. To begin with, the fact that we are talking 3 DVDs kind of fooled me. Kind of makes you think that there is more value in here but there isnt. Much of his tricks are of the "so what"-category. I would not write a negative review if I did not think that it would just be wiser to save the money and buy something else instead. The guy (Simon) one of those guys who consider themselves incredibly funny and ingenious, which I did not agree to. Buy Jay Sankeys Revolutionary Card magic instead. This one will put you to sleep and Simon possibly annoy you.
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Lots of Fun Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2005
Simon is definately one of the most charming performers I've seen. He's witty, wild, and his odd sense of humor is sure to get you laughing.

The content on the DVD set wasn't quite what I expected, however. There was much that I already knew from being into card magic for a little while, but there were still a few tricks that I found were excellent (Heartless, Lemming Ace Exchange, and the Namer). On a good note, though, there are some great pointers stuck in the explanations, and a lot of the material does not use stressful sleights that take forever to learn. In that sense, still a good purchase.
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Simon Lovell "Method Behind The Madness" Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 22nd, 2004
Mr. Lovell gives Phenomenal advice. (Like all the books and videos you purchase, if you learn one presentation and one trick that you use in real life situations, this is worth your time and money). I am a full time entertainer and am finding his advice and little "odd" ways refreshing! This is a Wonderfilled DVD! "Method behind the madness".

Thank you,

A Fellow entertainer
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