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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 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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Packed with great material! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 19th, 2004
The 3 DVD set of Simon's material is great. It is more than just a slew of routines, but there are also great sleights involved within the routines. Contained within the routines are color changes, controls, and packet switches that are very creative and deceptive. I have to say my favorite at the moment is Imagination. Buy it now!
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I haven't bought it .........YET! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 27th, 2004
But you can be sure I will. This DVD looks greats. Simon's a great Magician. I'm just waiting for pay day!


P.S.: WHAT a F***IN great story in the Demo!
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I know the guy Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 28th, 2004
I met this guy and we had a talk on magic and the guy is hilarious. I asked him if he wanted to sit down then he said: "what in the world am I gonna use a chair for I'll just watch the show standing up for 2 straight hours" and that's how I met him. The man is a genious.
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Awesome! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 29th, 2004
The Story he tells alone is worth the price!
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the best penguin has to offer Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 4th, 2004
I really really really love these DVD's.....I got them yesterday and I stayed up til 3a.m. watching them....I swear to you that these are the best DVDs on this website...I have bought about 10 or 12 dvds from Penguin (every Jay Sankey DVD, Stealing Pips, Born to Perform, and more) and this one is most entertaining...and I learned the absolute most from these... the tricks are awesome and about 95 percent of them you can use with a borrowed deck... a lot of the tricks have no setup also!! And he really shows you how to perform with the tricks... (editorial deletion) Simon truly is funny, and a great teacher..... my favorite DVD... I am going to perform all of these tricks and I'll be set for a long time!
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Truly one of the best DVD sets I own Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 5th, 2004
I own hundreds of magic DVDs, (I buy them all) and this one is certainly one of my favorites. I only pick the highest quality of magic to perform and work on, the ones I feel work best for me. I just got finished watching Simon Lovell's new DVDs, and I made a list of over ten effects I want to add to my walkaround material ASAP. I am glad I have a few weeks off before I teach summer school to lock myself in my basement and get the routines performace ready. He is truly amazing, and what an excellent performer. I enjoyed a lot of aspects about the DVDs, and I will list a few.

Simon is very deep and puts emotion into his performances. There were a few moments that may tear you up.

Simon explains the tricks in great detail, breaking down all the moves. He doesn't just say, "You need to control the card to the top." He explains how he controls the card to the top and his thinking behind his methods. With each move he goes in depth to explain his way of executing each move. The DVD set is in way like an encylopedia of card sleights, well thought out routines, and the pyschology behind the routines all in one.

He doesn't do complicated magic. Most of it is very practical, resets, and is perfect for walkaround settings.

I have been searching for quality tricks to perfom for couples (I just got finished working many afterproms) and there are a few in there that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

His anology of magic compaired to good horror film writers will help you routine your sets.

Rob Stiff is there to make sure Simon doesn't forget to explain everything.

In closing, "The Methods Behind the Madness" is well worth the price. I am usually disappointed with magic purchases and only use about 5% percent of my material. I am sure to use many of routines, thoughts, and ideas I have learned and will continue to learn through the years. 10/10

Jason
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It's alright Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 26th, 2004
I think the DVD set is ok. All the tricks were very basic. I didn't learn a single sleight which was a downer. I thought he filled the DVD's alot with all the talking he does. For like a 2 minute trick, on the DVD's he spends like 10 minutes talking about some magician on how he used a one way deck. A few times I felt my self thinking get on with it already. I think if they cut out all of his talking but the patter to go along with the tricks, the set would be like 2 DVD's. If you are an intermedieate magician, know most of the basics, I won't reccomend these DVD's. If you are beginning and have mastered all the basics and looking for some easy, but strong tricks, get this DVD set. But I won't recommend this for a person who has been into magic for a year or something and looking for some good material, keep looking. I was looking forward to learning some new sleights, but they weren't there.
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Greatest DVD set I own Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 2nd, 2004
I have several dozens of magic dvds and these definitely stand out as one of the best. They are DEFINITELY the best in card magic because almost all the effects are original and creative. Furthermore, all these effects get amazing reactions and are fairly simple to do with no crazy sleights. Most of the effects on the DVD you will add in your repertoire and will keep on doing from performance to performance. Simon Lovell is truely a man who understands magic theory and his teachings will surprise and enlighten you. If you like card magic even the slightest bit, get this dvd set right now! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
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Not as good as expected ! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 6th, 2004
I had great expectations, when I ordered the DVD. You guys stating it is "One of the five best magic DVD sets ever produced" !
It turned out to be disappointing. The setting in which the video has been made, doesn't do Simon any justice. It's just a one on one close-up trick session.
It might have been better to show the tricks in a real performance setting, to get the best out of Simon.
I must say that I haven't seen all of it, but what I can say that it is a low budget DVD, terribly filmed bad lighting, lousy spectator, the intro on the 3 dvd's are the same. It's just TERRIBLY LOW BUDGET !

Come on Penguin you can do better than that!
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