Peck also offers his version of “spellbound” where a silver coin repeatedly turns into a copper coin and vice versa. Peck’s version is “spellbound” on steroids and he admits that the complicated routine is probably more for magicians than lay spectators, although he has performed it for lay audiences.
Peck offers a fantastic single coin routine that features David Roth style vanishes and productions ala the classic “Flurry,” but then morphs into a routine where the vanishes and productions occur almost instantaneously. The jumbo coin at the routine’s end is a bonus.
Peck shows an unusual affinity for tricks with matches. He vanishes matches in his hands and lights a match that has already been lit. He also offers a routine where several matches are vanished and then reproduced.
One routine results in sugar from a package, the kind found in restaurants, turning into a sugar cube. Peck offers a card trick where a spectator’s selected card transposes with a card that’s placed in Peck’s shirt pocket and a deck that has been mixed turns out to be separated into red and black cards. There’s also an effect called the “Toronto Surprise,” a decent color change effect.
A two-disc set for $34.95 sounds like a steal and the set is worth the price. However, the second disc is not packed with effects and explanations but with an interview of Peck that’s conducted by Jay Sankey and Peck’s promotional videos over the years. This is not a negative as watching Peck in action performing magic is always worthwhile.
Because of the complexity of the routines here, this DVD set is for those who are experienced in sleight-of-hand. And it will probably appeal most to those who want to go beyond lay spectators and want to impress others magicians. In addition to strong and complex routines, Peck also offers thorough instructions.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $34.95
Dealers can purchase from Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.