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Underground Magic (DVD) You are about enter into a world where magic has no boundries! On this DVD you will learn tricks that defy reason.
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 16)4 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
No Words!!!!!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 23rd, 2005
In truth, there are some great tricks on this DVD, especially for beginners. But, in order to learn the tricks, you have to suffer through some of the worst music ever, and absolutely no vocal instruction. This made things like card cuts almost impossible to learn, and I repeatedly became very frustrated trying to learn some of the tricks that could have been a lot easier if I had some "help" from the person on screen, who's hands are the only things you can see. Overall, I just can't understand why Magic Makers made this DVD without vocalization.
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Why bother with a DVD? Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 21st, 2005
One of the things that I have found over the last year or two as a fairly regular Penguin shopper is the value in instructional DVDs. I feel disappointed that this one wasn't obviously marked as for beginners (which it is).
The reason for the low score, however, is because this DVD doesn't really provide any instruction. Disembodied hands gesture to indicate how the effects are achieved, but without actual explanation, we are left to suffer the melodramatic background music. There are times, too, when the gesticulations that are meant to serve as instruction do little to clarify how the effect is meant to be performed.
The medium of DVD - unlike instructional books - can use both audio and visual information to enlighten the viewer. "Underground" completely fails to take advantage of this fact. In doing so, it comes across as the mere exposure of secrets rather than the teaching of magic.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2010
I actually like this DVD. I don't think anything on here will blow people away, but for a beginner magic DVD it is excellent. This is a good variety of effects on this DVD so for the beginner who isn't really sure what they like, there is a taste of everything. For the price and variety that you receive this DVD is a great way to go.
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It's a great start Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 6th, 2006
Man there have been a LOT of bad reviews about this DVD. There are plenty of tricks I've gained that I fool people with all the time at work. I first saw this DVD as I was just getting into magic, and I'm glad that I did. Tricks I do with the rubber bands always entertain kids, and the spoon bend gets EVERYONE.
- Most tricks use everyday household items, easy to find
- Good balance of card and non-card tricks
- There's no dialogue
- Music sounds like a bad B-Rated movie about disarming a bomb
- Some tricks require a lot of practice
- The price is a bit much
All in all, I would say if you're just getting started into magic, get this DVD. Great for beginners, boring for the experienced.
Great DVD for beginners Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I got this in a Penguin Magic bonus giveaway. While I knew many of the tricks on it, there were a few that I didn't know and liked the use of no talking to demonstrate how to do the tricks. I ended up giving this away to a friend who was just starting out in magic and its really sparked his interest for more. If you know of someone who wants to get into magic, this would make a great, inexpensive gift.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 24th, 2005
This DVD doesn't deserve its title. Maybe they thought not saying a word could be cool and we would like it, but I'm sorry but no, it doesn't work at all. I had to rewind, slow-motion to get some of the effect, some cuts are not even filmed over the shoulder. Imagine trying to practice something from a different angle of what you're supposed to see and with no explanation. I am really disapointed in that DVD. I gave it 2 stars only because I got it for free and I learned a new effect that I think kids might like.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 9th, 2005
This DVD is full of great material, too bad I already knew most of the tricks. You learn a mini lesson in metal bending, a great way to start off with mentalism, cuts with cards, not much for beginners, and even rubberband tricks. All in all this is for BEGINNERS! But a great buy! Get this if you are not familiar with metal bending, mentalism, and money tricks. I think the Underground Bill, Magic Key Bend, and Underground Vanish are great!
Not bad..but... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 31st, 2015
I like it a little,
The tricks are not bad, but the DVD looks like a collage of various effects of other dvds of other authors
It's good for what it is Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 21st, 2013
I teach magic camps and workshops and there were some very good, very teachable tricks on this DVD. I learned a few card moves I had seen but did not know. Got it as a $5 cool box so it was worth WAY more than I paid for it. The wordless presentation gets a little old, but overall, I'm glad I got it!. Clear directions, good magic, fun DVD.
Great for a beginner! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 30th, 2013
If you've been into magic for a while, you probably won't get much from this DVD. If, however, you know of someone who is just starting in magic (perhaps yourself) you might wanna check this out. Sure the DVD has corny sets and B-movie music, but I found it amusing. There may be better DVDs out there (hence my 3 stars) but this isn't totally without merit.
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