This DVD was very cool. But that's the thing. It was only cool. I didn't like the material really.
It's fairly practical but not as mentalismy as I thought it would be. Keep that in mind
really want to stress that this isn't as mental as you might think. Some effects are pretty
standard, some are basic, some are hard, some look bad. It seems like they were made with MAGIC in
mind. The whole magic moves idea comes in. There isn't much that's completely clean looking which
took away from the expererience.
I don't recommend this if you are planning to learn
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This is a collection of easy-to-do (with practice) effects that are guaranteed to hit hard for
anyone. The reason I gave it a 4 is because of the need of materials and setup.
very few tricks that don't require either preparation in advance, or some kind of materials (i.e.
pay envelopes, gaffed cards, a blank deck, business cards, bells, a hole punch, a hankercheif and a
spoon, and several other items that should be no problem (deck of cards, Sharpie, etc.) There is at
least one impromptu effect that I can think of right now, but for the most part, setup is necessary.
Granted, some of the setups are "one-time" setups and can be re-used, but I was hoping for
more stuff I could do without having to carry around, for example, an already prepared packet of
cards marked with sharpie X's on them, everywhere I go. Don't get me wrong, this stuff is very
usable, but Jay refers to "going to his 'case' which he says he usually has with him, to switch out
envelopes and things.
Overall, a good variety of very easy to do material, combined with
some of the best teaching and entertaining presentations ever, I recommend it to anyone interested
in adding some powerful mentalism to their repertoire. I don't recommend it to those looking for
impromptu or street magic, but for intimate close-up venues, this is great for magicians of any
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I just loved the Dvd.Here is the review on each trick:
Graffiti:Really cool idea,but in my
opinion a little bit obvious.4/5 stars
Homocide:Great ide.Great method.5/5 stars
of Hands:The trick wasn't that bad,but it was too long.4/5 stars
Mute:The worst trick in the
whole Dvd.Didn't like it at all.2/5 stars
Simply Divine:Really great idea on the classic ACAAN
Resistance is Futile:Great trick,with a simple gimmick.5/5 stars
of war:Not examinable.And you need to destroy your cards.Too gimicky for me.Meh.3/5 stars
Divided Attention:Great trtick!One of the best pieces of mentalism on this DVD.5/5 stars.
Fade Away:Great variation on an old trick.5/5 stars.
Black Market:Now this one I didn't
really liked it.Really not too strong.3.5/5 stars.
Mercurial Prediction:What?He just revealed
Paperclipped.This is the best purchase ever.6/5 stars:)
Symbolic:Really liked this one.5/5
Shufflecutdeal:A really really cool piece of mentalism.5/5 stars.
to lunch with no special gimmicks for the spoon.5/5 stars.
Confession:I was quite impressed of
how strong it is,but is hard to perform it in real life.4/5 stars.
to box.5/5 stars.
Vital Statistics:It's just cool.5/5 stars.
Memory Lapse:What could be more
powerful than making a spectator forget something?5/5 stars
Greed:Really fun to perform:5/5
Hide,Keep&Give Away:Impossible prediction with a simple method.5/5 stars.
Killer:I don't see this onne so good.4/5 stars.
Locked room mystery:Really?Mentalism over the
phone?That,s amazing!5/5 stars.
Total:5/5 stars of course:)Buy it,you will get some really cool
piece of mentalism.
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This is my 6th and most favorite magic DVD. There are some challenging but extremely powerful
effects and some simple effects. One of these tricks is sold separately on its own DVD. I love the
extremely direct mentalism. The only downside is that a few of the tricks use the exact same move
with a different theme.
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This is one of Sankey's best dvds, hands-down. The DVD itself has excellent production value.
Awesome visual cut-scenes, great music, and I love the atmosphere of the places he explains the
material. The material itself is killer stuff. Well-thought out, it is some of the best material
sankey has put on DVD. Also with so many effects explained it is easy to find at least a few things
that will be to your liking. My personal favorite is Mute. Get this and you won't be disappointed.
This DVD is probably one of Jay Sankeys most awesome DVDs.
Because there are so many effects in
the DVD for that price that you can't go wrong.
There are many varieties of effects that are
outstainding. You could literally create a whole show or routine with these effects he supplies with
you on the DVD.
For only 30$ I would definately pick it up YOU CAN NOT GO WRONG.
again great Jay Sankey
This is one of the best DVD's I acquired as a young magician. It helped me transition into "mental
magic" and from there into mentalism. The technique taught in mercurial prediction is worth its
weight in gold. I still use this technique as a mentalist. For those of you wondering what it is,
it's basically Sankey's amazing and well-known, "Paperclipped." This effect alone is worth more
than the price of the DVD. It's almost priceless. If you learned one "move" this year, it should
be the mercurial prediction.
Beyond that amazing effect the DVD is packed with great stuff.
Some of it requires a set up or prop that needs to be carried in a brief case, but a good amount is
ready to go into anybody's show immediately! Pick it up now.
This DVD included many great effects. The only one that disappointed me was Locked Room Mystery.
It is a powerful effect as long as the "victim" follows the "psychic's" instructions completely.
Otherwise, the trick is ruined. Jay Sankey is an amazing teacher and the effects are quite simple to
learn and master. I say they are simple, but they are at the same time extremely powerful. Many of
the effects are impromptu, which allows maximum reactions from the audience. Don't be a fool... Add
What a great piece of mentalism! Even if some of the sleights are repeated, he at elast tells you
and lets you know how a new idea is applied! Bravo! Keep it up Sankey.
This was my first Sankey DVD, and I loved it to bits every thing on it. I have used at least once or
over and over a again buy it NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW