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Modern Mentalism Vol. 2 by Matt Mello and Paper Crane Magic (DVD)

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Modern Mentalism is a collection of 14 effects from the mind of Matt Mello, spanning 2 volumes, It is one of the few DVDs on the market that appeals specifically to the entertainer that performs mentalism close up. Another unique feature of Modern Mentalism is the absence of sleight-of-hand methods and awkward props. Instead, Modern Mentalism uses clever principles, interesting plots and extremely simple methods to create a collection of close up mentalism worthy of both casual and professional performers.

Volume 2

:: PS I Love You :: An impromptu and powerful demonstration of the connection and bond between people, using an ordinary deck of cards.

:: GI Joe :: A method for revealing multiple pieces of information, using an object that you can pick up nearly anywhere.

:: Billet Tear :: With this simple tearing sequence, you'll be able to reveal almost any piece of information that the spectator can think of.

:: Instinct :: This is a simple Russian roulette routine which has been used and tested by Matt for many years. The method is genius, and once you learn it, you'll be able to perform this miracle with a variety of presentations. Also included is a bonus idea not offered on the original Instinct video, something which gives the effect a nice extra punch at the end. Warning: Do not perform this effect if you are under the age of 18. Anyone who performs this takes full responsibility for their actions.

:: Preservation :: A multiple phased pk effect in which you're hands, wrists, and even the objects/environment can be completely examined beforehand.

:: Point and Predict :: After the spectator shuffles the pack of cards and spreads it across the table, they are asked to touch one, their choice completely free. The card box is then opened, showing a prediction that's been in play since the beginning. It predicts their chosen card.

:: Dark Arts :: A drawing duplication of the simplest design. The spectator makes a drawing, which is concealed in an envelope and held in their own hands. The performer then makes a drawing that perfectly matches the spectators.

Running Time Approximately: 74min

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2011
Ok, if you are looking for tricks that are hard to master, then this is not for you. I'm a believer that with most any trick, it doesn't have to be hard to perform, you just need to make it look hard or impossible to your audience. The tricks in both of Matts videos are super simple, but don't let that fool you because they are great! I performed most of these tricks immediately after watching the video for my wife and she is still begging me to tell her how I did them. Matt is very dry in his presentations, but that is just who he is, it's not bad at all. You can build these tricks up and make them look super hard, or you can do like he does and act like it is just something you do all the time. His take on Russian Roulette is excellent and very safe. In short... BUY THESE VIDEOS!!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 23rd, 2013
If you are looking for some additional items for your arsenal, this DVD has them! The ones included are not super difficult, but they get a great reaction. One viewing of the DVD and I have about 3 mastered already :) Great product and thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 5th, 2014
The effects on the DVD are excellent for close up and parlor mentalism. With proper presentation you should get enormous reactions.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 30th, 2019
Hi Lovers of Magic and Mentalism,

Here is my humble opinion of my favourite 4 out of the 7 effects on the DVD. I found his ''Billett Tear'' good once a person gets used to the folds but impossible to miss the peek,then we have ,''Instinct'' this is a Russian Roulette with ungimmicked props;I found his paper towel prediction at the end was logical and smart thinking,''Point and Predict' is very nice handling/prediction of a card,BUT the real reason I bought this DVD was for his ''Dark Arts'' effect which is a drawing duplication like no other; I have Patrick Kuffs ''Bold Business'' which is very good BUT this one is even better.
He mentions 13 names from where the inspirations came from.I thought it was very kind and professional of him to do that.Lots of magicians/mentalists DON'T do this giving the impression to an audience that the material in their show/s is their own YES including the big boys in Las Vegas so.

Well done Mr. Mello - you got style.

Frank Agius.(Australia).

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