Let me first start off by saying, Oz Pearlman is probually my favorate magician of all time, I meen
if it wasn't for him and penguin, I'd still be a beginner using spelling tricks and key cards, "Born
To Perform" was my absolute start to becoming a successful card magician, I memorized every single
sleight and word, which is why I could not believe how bad this was,
I actually purchaced
this DVD Many years ago but I was in no way shape or form skilled enough to do the tricks, so I kind
of put it in a drawer and forgot about it while I continued my training,
Now I am a deck
illusionist at a professional level, name a card trick or sleight and Odds are I Know it and or can
do it, and while cleaning out some stuff I came across the DVD, I completely forgot I had it, I just
got done watching it again a few minutes ago and after doing so, It's sad to say but their is not
one single effect on it I will ever perform,
They are tricks that are overly complicated
for something that is just not that impressive, Even though after years of training I am able to do
every effect, I'm never going to, I can't stress that enough
Also Oz had a different way
about himself on this DVD Than he usually does, To me he seemed almost angry during the
explanations, and he wasn't as clear on them as he usually is,
Like I said though I have
nothing but respect for Mr. Pearlman, almost everything I know I've learned from either him or Jay
Noblezada, (Not to exclude Penguin of coarse) I just felt this DVD was a rare miss,
your looking to get into magic I recommend "Born To Perform"
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These tricks are NOT the best card tricks out there. Intencified is a story stranger than
Sam-the-bellhop, it's about you going on dates with brunettes and blones. Pirate Stab will not be
performed by 95% of people out there. Only slightly more practical is 3-some, which requires gaffs.
Emerge triumphant (which can be bought as an instant download), Blades, and Think touch turn are
practical and somewhat effective, but they require alot of skill and are not especially high
caliber. They are good card tricks, but are still just tricks. The bonus cuts? Cool, but you have no
reason to buy it to learn the cuts. "Watch Magic" is a solid product, but you will not add more than
one or two of these tricks into your repertiore, assuming your skills are quite good.
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This is a good DVD. I can't say that I enjoyed it as much as Stealing Pips and Born to Perform, but
it does have some good stuff. Emerge Triumphant is excellent. I also really like the false cuts. The
bonus live performance is also a treat as I enjoyed Oz' performance style.
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this a brief rundown on my opinion on the things in this dvd. over all, I think it is worth your
time and money. If you enjoyed the pendulum and the trinary then these two new cuts will become your
new favorites. those alone will turn heads. as for the effects, well you won't be dealing down
cards, but intencified requires set up and three some needs gaff cards. (double backer and double
facer. people might be wondering if three some is better than paperclipped. I will clarify that
now. you can do paperclipped at a moments notice and the two "moves" are pretty easy but you ruin a
card. and you touch the paperclipped card. but there are no gimmicks and no set up. With three some
there is a set up and there are gaffed cards involved. but you don't physically touch the selection.
so there might be some trade off there between simon lovell and jay sankey fans...
if you own
stealing pips, which just about everyone does, then think touch turn rebourn is basicly the same
thing as twist and shake but in the end they are holding the cards.
emerge triumphant. there are
no words to describe the reactions you get from this. there is no half passing, gaffs or set up
besides putting the deck in order which is optional. borrow a deck. no key cards or counting or
forcing. watch the instant download. thats exactly what you get. the shuffle is the most deceptive
false shuffle that I have ever come across. forget about the zarrow shuflle or pull throughs. best
triumph ever period.
with blades theres a lot to follow and a lot for the spectator to get
confused with. your better off doing ultamate transpo by using the ultra move.
I never do
intensified. you have to have exactly oz's personality. the story line is some what cheesy and you
will get strange looks from people. try to imagine brian tudor acting like boris pocus... it
doesn't really fit does it. some of these are tricks that won't really make it anywhere but you
learn some really nice moves and productions that you will definetly use in the future.
like it or not u should really give it a shot and see the reactions. I did and over all i'm pretty
happy with it
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OZ DVD always satisfied me whatever kind of trick it is.in this dvd all the trick are
awesome,although it takes a lot of practice because of the sleight of hand but overall it worth it.
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First of all, let me state that I have a tremendous amount of respect for Oz's skills and knowledge.
After having watched Born to Perform and Triumph, my expectations were pretty high for this project.
This DVD was a letdown. I bought it at a magic sale and I still felt like I wasted my money.
Admittedly, I am not a fan of story tricks. I also didn't care for the back story of screwing up
a dating arrangement to where some females know the other females. Oops! A repeated
change/transposition type effect doesn't need a story in my opinion as Oz handled the cards
Also I did not care for the king storyline used on another trick. I felt like
that was wasted on what could have been a strong series of revelations.
As far as the
pirate trick is concerned, I thought the patter was a little more interesting--bizarre, but the
audience dug it. It's card to impossible location with "mistakes" prior to the revelation. The
methods and structure are neat and could be modified to suit your character if a pirate getup
doesn't work for you. There are plenty of card to impossible locations out there. I think the card
to Snapple bottle Oz did was better actually.
The only piece I felt was truly good was
Emerge Triumphant, which you can download or get as part of the Triumph DVD (which is a good value
and you learn about triumph variations besides this one). If you've been doing card magic for a
while, I would suggest you give this pass and maybe check out some of Oz's other work. I would not
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I absolutely love Oz's choice of tricks and this DVD is full of excellent card magic. Emerge
Triumphant is easily my favourite effect on this DVD (and in my opinion deserves some kind of award
because it is such a great effect) but every effect on here is worthy of praise.
Oz teaches the tricks and sleights in detail and doesn't rush the explanations (or indeed go too
A great DVD!
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I don't know why people sometimes complain about how the trick was invented just adjust it to your
own routine or just "mainstream it" stop being lazy.
oz dvd has always been a great items to me because it helps me to improve to the next level in card
magic.this dvd is the one who wants to perform great card tricks to their spectators.however, i
recommend this dvd to intermediate and advance magician because beginner may have trouble to follow
along.any way,best and rare card tricks loaded in this dvd. GO FOR MORE OZ!!!
This DVD provides 6 very strong routines that can easily be incorporated into any professional
routine. The price is half what it should be, and you learn some invaluable sleights. Whether you're
into the stroyline tricks, the impossible tricks, or the visually impressive ones, you can't go
wrong if you master these routines. Anyone who says this is not up to the standard of BTP is fooling
themselves. I actually prefer this. Such a DVD is a rare treasure, and to not consider buying it
would be a flaw on your part. If you have the basics fully sussed, I would recommend it. Otherwise,
learn those first.