The DVD provides a strong mentalism routine with Banachek's "Word of the Ring." This is a book test that relies on an unusual and intriguing method.
Mixing a couple of well known routines and applying a theme, in "Bill and Pen," J. J. Sanvert mysteriously removes the metallic thread that's found in a bill and then punches a pen through the bill and restores it. This routine relies on the usual gimmicks that you'll need to purchase from your magic dealer.
In "The Mystery of the Little Piece of Cork," Paul Wilson teaches a streamlined version of John Ramsay's classic "Cylinder and Coins." You show a tube and a tiny piece of cork. You produce four coins and then cause them to vanish. At the end, the coins are found in the cylinder.
In "Cup and Ball," Daryl teaches an impromptu one-cup routine. A borrowed bill is crumpled and continually passes through and appears in a borrowed coffee cup. At the end, the inverted coffee cup contains a tomato and then a potato.
Unlike the other World's Greatest Magic DVDs that tend to focus on an area of magic, this close-up collection features a wide variety of effects. I like the mix and you can learn an entire close-up routine on this DVD.
MSRP: (US) $19.95
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