ANNEMANN’S PRACTICAL MENTAL EFFECS DVD SET

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$54.95 (List Price: $59.95)

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The Blurb

A classic of mentalism comes to life!

Annemann’s Practical Mental Effects has been a landmark book for magicians and mentalists since its release in 1944. The routines that are contained in its pages have been influencing mystery performers for over 75 years.

This exciting new DVD series explores the work of Annemann and his Jinx contributors in a scholarly way, analyzing not only the presentation of some of the strongest mentalism ever created but also the thinking behind the effects. Richard Osterlind first performs the effects in their original form before an audience of non-magicians and then very nuance is exhaustively explained with the assistance of Jim Sisti.

Volume 1
Magic vs. Mentalism
Slate Immortality
A Question and the Answer
The OM Billet Switching Box
Psychic Slate Test
Taps
Notaria
The Word On The Page

Volume 2
Bert Reese Secrets
You and Yours – Me and Mine
Extra Sensory Perception
Prophetic Tissue
Ultra Addition
Dead
Yggdrasil
20th Century Newspaper Test
Par-Optic Vision

Volume 3
Mindreading Publicity Effect
The Brain Wave Deck
Half and Half
Two Papers and a Spectator
Graphology
The Al Baker 3 Billet Trick
Triple Coercion
Devil Device

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!

Additionally, we have added what is possibly the best electronic version of Practical Mental Effects on disc 6. Created specifically for this project, the book was scanned at a high resolution and is entirely searchable. You can open the book on your computer or download a copy to your tablet, smartphone, or e-book reader to enjoy on the go. It’s the perfect complement to the material here!

Volume 4
40,000 Words
Number Thot
Pseudo-Psychometry
Mind or Muscle?
A Card to Be Thought About
A Torn Letter

Volume 5
Bert Reese Secrets (for Groups)
Horrors!
Who Killed Mr. X?
Cherchez La Lady
Between the Lines
Ultra Slate Message

Volume 6
Tervil
Symmyst
Death Flight
The Phantom Artist
Whim of Tituba
BONUS: Annemann’s Practical Mental Effects – high-resolution
e-book (PDF format)

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!

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Jheff's Guide

WHAT IT IS:
6 DVD set

HOW ACCURATE OR COMPLETE THE BLURB IS:
Accurate and complete.

JHEFF’S JUDGMENT:
Though you get more value and material out of the classic book, which is a must have for mentalists (and included on this DVD in PDF format), Richard Osterlind’s observations, contributions, and performances of these classic routines are well worth it.  When originally released, they were $30 apiece, but are now less than half of that and these highly recommended DVDs are now, undoubtedly, a steal.