Point and Cards Across
The DVD offers several mentalism effects. In “Holiday Destination,” Mellers correctly guesses where three audience members would like to go on a vacation. “House Number Prediction” is a comedy mind-reading piece that involves the description of a spectator’s home that Mellers draws on a paper pad. This one offers him lots of opportunity for jokes and he correctly guesses the address on the door.
Mellers presents a blindfold routine with his “Seeing With the Fingertips.” Here, Mellers is blindfolded and identifies objects that audience members hold in their hands. I like the way that Mellers not only explains how to perform the trick but offers some nuanced staging that makes the effect far more convincing. I have never wanted to put duct tape over my eyes while performing, but if I ever to, I would certainly consider this effect.
In “Meet Me In Your Dreams,” Mellers shows how to apply a powerful theme to a well known and perhaps overused effect. This is Mellers’ entertaining and involving approach to “Invisible Deck” that is fresh and different.
“Breaking the Law” is Mellers’ rope and hoop routine where a hoop repeatedly passes through a rope. This visual effect offers a fun theme about breaking the laws of physics.
Sam, I Am Not
Since Mellers is a British performer, the story talks about pubs and has other British references. But it should be easily adapted to any culture with just a little brainstorming. This one is very entertaining, but the payoff pun at the end is probably best for non-family audiences.
Mellers is a hilarious entertainer and an excellent magician who has lots of advice to offer. His “Tickling the Mind 2,” the second in the series, is the stronger of two DVDs that offers more commercial effects. You may find something to like here.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $39.99
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