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Annemann's Practical Mental Effects Vol. 5 by Richard Osterlind

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Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of Practical Mental Effects has been lauded as the perfect accompaniment to Annemann's age-old classic. On the first three volumes, Richard took effects straight out of the book and used them to completely destroy a modern audience of college students.

On volumes 4, 5 and 6, Richard Osterlind and Jim Sisti return to the same school and do it again, but with many amplified versions of other Practical Mental Effects material. For most of these routines, Richard changed the workings and methods slightly (or sometimes very significantly) to make the effects more direct and streamlined. You will love his thinking!

These six volumes truly offer the definitive work on the material from this classic book. There are routines for any situation whether close-up, parlor or stage and, additionally, you will learn classic principles of mentalism which you can apply to your own, original routines. If you ever wondered what this classic material would look like when presented in today's modern world to a contemporary audience, you now have your chance. Every effect is a stunner!


  • Bert Reese Secrets (for Groups)
  • Horrors!
  • Who Killed Mr. X?
  • Cherchez La Lady
  • Between the Lines
  • Ultra Slate Message

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 7th, 2014
In my opinion Annemann's Practical Mental Effects Vol. 5 by Richard Osterlind is worth having. Again, I like to collect complete sets and Richard Osterlind's material is top shelf. I already owned "Horrors," but enjoyed Osterlind's presentation and performance tips. I will likely make up the Ultra Slate Message and incorporate it into a larger routine. I found Osterlind's slate handling method highly deceptive. I like the premise behind Who Killed Mr. X, but I don't like the "peek" method and will likely change it before performing it. I will use Cherchez La Lady as part of a larger "find the lady" routine. I did not think Between the Lines was all that clean and will not be using it. Bert Reese Secrets (for Groups) is a good Q&A effect, but I already have better Q&A effects that to my mind are less prone to detection.

For me, getting four effects that I can use makes this DVD worth having. I have spent a lot more on single effects that just sit in storage bins because the promo looked good, but the gimmick or method was weak.

If you are doing mentalism and have Annemann's book, this DVD is a great companion.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 1st, 2013
Hi Everyone,

Here is my humble opinion of my favourite effects out of volume 5 of Richard Osterlind's Practical Mental Effects.
I found,''Horrors'' ''Cherehez La Lady'',''Between the Lines'',''Ultra Slate Message'' to be his very best but once again I am sure the other two effects would suit other performers.
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