Let me start by saying that this a gem for sure, but there are a couple "issues" I want to address.
There are 13 effects for $49.95. That's a bit pricey. Of course, there's always the argument
that if you get one good effect, it's worth the price, but where do you draw the line. If you got
one good effect on a DVD that cost $100,000 dollars, is it worth it?
an extreme example, but we need to consider the current market. Even L&L would not charge $49.95
for this DVD. On a couple of the effects, Glossy Finish for example, while the effect is good, it
appears that they "cheated" a little in the performance section. In the explanation, he talked about
the get ready for the effect, and it seemed a little bit contrived, and watching the way he
performed the effect, I would be hard pressed to believe that he was actually performing it the way
Having said all of that, I still believe that the DVD is worth getting. Florida
Keys is a brilliantly constructed routine where the key penetrates on and off of the key ring, no
gaffs or gimmicks. The explanation of this was a bit rushed, and he left out a few points of the
presentation, so a minor disappointment there. 3/4 coins across was a great routine as well.
However, it pretty much is Jay Sankey's Mr. Clean Coins Across. Other than the way Wilson stood and
held his body as he performed I really didn't see a difference between his routine and Sankey's.
Questionable Trick and the 99 cent trick, were by far my favorite. I also really liked Toll
Free. These are three very good coin tricks that are very impromptu and very much within the range
of just about any level of experience and most of all they have excellent presentational hooks.
If you didn't already know, it's clear by this DVD that Wilson is a real worker. These are real
routines that he does on a regular basis, and everything on the DVD is stuff you can do without
having to carry around a bunch of "props."
The effects are performed out "on the streets."
The explanations are then filmed in the studio using a beautiful model as an assistant. He then
performs the tricks again for her followed by the explanations. Then after the explanation, there's
another clip of him performing the effect in the streets again.
Another thing I really
liked about the project is that you see a few times when he gets caught trying to steal watches,
etc, and you see how he handles it and how he recovers. Also, you really get to see him in his
element. It's very entertaining.
There is a section in the performance where he is just
doing a bunch of seemingly random stealing and pick pocketing, etc. There is so much going on that
when they do the explanation, some stuff is left out. Lots of pros and cons to this project.
Overall, I say get it. It's got a lot of great material, and the "missing" stuff and production
issues are minor compared to the many Gems you'll find.
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I love this video. It is a true example of how powerful impromptu magic can be. These tricks aren't
throwaways. They also aren't all easy. They are however, well within the grasp of the average
My favorite routine is Florida Keys. It is a bit knacky but once you have it
down it is like riding a bike. I carry this set up everywhere I go. I also like Quicksilver. This is
another great routine that can get alot of mileage. Finally, A questionable trick is the ultimate
economical trick utilizing a dime and a penny.
There isn't a single thing on this video
that I haven't performed at least 10 times. Most I have used more than I have counted. I love it.
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Got this with my Choose 5. The thing I like about this DVD, is the principle that sleight of hand is
as much a part of magic as the gaffes and gimmicks. Yeah, the DVD costs, but you don't have to buy
extra stuff. And you don't have to worry that you've got some gimmick on you. In the old days guys
used to do killer magic with billiard balls and cards, with GLOVES on. Try that one out. Learn all
these tricks and you will have developed what is called "sleight of hand". Guys don't like it
because they have to practice and practice. They want something that will do the magic for them.
They're missing out on some killer magic. Man up and learn what it means to do it the "hard" way.
Add to cart, and start practicing.
8 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
I did buy this DVD as part of my 5 DVDs for 99 offer about a year ago. I just had time today to
write up a review of this excellent product.
I don't usually do this but this is a very
good product that you should add to your cart.
I'll admit the price is a bit steep and out
of all the tricks, the only two I hated was the one where Greg was throwing paper balls around and
the ring stab, but that's just my opinion.
Other than that, the teaching is very clear.
There are several tricks in this DVD that can be "reputation makers." One of my favorites is glossy
finish, where lipstick just somehow appears on your spectator's hand.
You must add this to
your library if you're interested in street magic.
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This DVD gives you reason to perform magic anywhere you go at anytime. The DVD has some effects
that really stand out.
3/4 coins across- This is visual and done literally right under
their nose. 1 coin goes across one at a time, and in a visual way. Don't pass this one up it uses
a sleight that most beginners won't be comfortable using but I get into it quick and snug
Recap- And impromptu misdirection fooler with a Pen and it's cap. You can end at any phase
you'd like. But don't pass up all the phases. You have a full pen and cap routine that is easy and
Quick Silver - Not your uncles quarter trick.. This is fast pace and deceptive.
And not for the faint of heart. Work on your sleights and you have a hilarious quarter routine.
Get this DVD. It gives you magic that will fool people and magic that you and your
spectators will have fun watching.
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This is a well-presented and well-made video, very entertaining and informative. But it's not
really geared toward a newbie. I'm glad I got this, but most of the contents won't even make it
into my practice routine until I've spent a lot more time learning some basic sleight-of-hand. In
the meantime, it's given me a few moves to start practicing, and some goals to reach for. I look
forward to actually having the skills to perform some of these sometime down the road.
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I've watched a few DVDs of other magicians but when you watch a Gregory Wilson DVD you learn a lot
more. I found this DVD very easy to follow and the tricks don't take long in learning and I would
say that this is good value for your money.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Gregory Wilson is a true technician when it comes to his magic and you will love some of the tricks
in this and other DVD's by him. There is something for every magician and performing situation in
this DVD. Forget your cards for a moment and have a great time with the tricks in this DVD. Must
have add to cart.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
This DVD is full of really valuable material on and Gregory Wilson does not disappoint in his
approach to teaching you each one. Geared toward teaching you a number of some of his favorite
impromptu effects using real-world objects. Gregory touch's also on misdirection and it's importance
as an impromptu performer. This is whole DVD could be an act used for bar/ restaurant workers for
sure. I could go on but I'll just say this was a purchase well worth it.
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First I let you know that I am none but someone who loves learning magic and sometimes perform a bit
of it for friends or similar, so keeping in mind I'm not a prof nor a amat magician but just a
lover, I can say that this Dvd was form me very interesting. Gregory is a great performer able to
figure it out in every moment, here he teches very well different kind of tricks you can perform
everywhere. He shows you them "by really doing" them in real life among everyday streets, then teach
you them i "laboratory". They are are some easier than other, and anyone is likely to find what
better suits his style. I liked the majority of them, but particularly appreciated seeing him "on
the spot" while performing them and face different reactions or taking advantage of the
opportunities he comes across. I think it is a great purchase for beginner (as I will be soon),
probably good for advanced too (at least to see how he performs in real life).
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