If you're a fan of McBride, get it. If you're not, get it. If you've never heard of McBride, get it.
Get it? This DVD is a documentary style production with interviews of many of McBride's friends,
including Eugene Burger. There are a few sort of sections. In no particular order, you have
interviews of friends, pivotal moments in McBride's life, his spiritual/religious journey, and let's
call it words of wisdom from McBride.
If you are looking for a DVD with tricks, wrong
alley. However, if you want to learn and see the progression of McBride's career, right alley. I've
always, personally enjoyed biographies of magicians. Genii Magazine (November 2008) had an excellent
bio about Max Maven. I just eat that stuff up, so if you like bio's you're in luck.
favorite parts were the "words of wisdom" from McBride. He just would say these things in some of
the interview segments that would really resonate with me. Finally, my least favorite part, the part
I could pretty much have totally done without was the footage of the fire dancing. Some of it was
interesting and fascinating, and the interview segments where they discussed it were cool. But one
can only stand so much footage of watching people dance in front of a fire.
I'm not here to
mock Jeff's beliefs or practices by any stretch. I feel that is one area that is off limits. Those
are very sacred and special beliefs for Jeff and many times were part of the Pivotal moments in his
life. I just felt that the footage was a bit too long for the average viewer. One other thing that
would have been cool would be to see more about the Mystery School and more footage of Jeff
Still, for a fun viewing that doesn't require as much focus as a teaching
video, yet still has the magic feel to it, this is the perfect Sunday night biography. - Gem.