August 15th, 2012 10:40pm
|This is another DVD from fellow worker Stephen Leathwaite. RSVP has put out a number of DVDs that feature local pros working repertoires, and this one has some really fun ideas on it.
This seems to be geared towards others who work restaurants, bars, and clubs, so I’m going to review it from that standpoint.
First the bad news. There is some technical stuff that is hard to pull off and does not allow you to just relax and present your magic. Also, the one totally moveless routine entirely in two spectator’s hands is long and convoluted, and in my opinion not worth the build up, especially when a MUCH streamlined version is already on the DVD.
That version is Triplets of Fate, which is a great prediction effect where a spectator places three cards in three pockets, and you have matching cards in matching POCKETS! This is a worker that will fit a mentalist, a card cheat, and everyone in between.
The main effect, Disposable is also quite good. This is a great worker effect for bars, and situations where people smoke. Even if you don’t smoke, you’ll want to try to find a way to use this gimmick!
Those two tricks get five stars, the others range from one to three, giving this an overall rating of Three and a Half stars. Well done, Stephen!
Product info for Lethal Weapons
Author: Leathwaite, StephenPublisher: RSVP MagicAverage Rating: (1)Retail Price: $29.99
This is Lethal Weapons, a collection of hard hitting routines from the amazing Stephen Leathwaite. Running at nearly two and a half hours, this DVD features seven routines that hit hard and pack a punch!
Stephen's amazing vanishing lighter routine. Borrow a lighter, light a cigarette with it and now watch your audience freak out as you VISIBLY take their lighter and crush it, giving it to them to hold! Comes with PDF files to use with any color lighter.
The easy to do, hands off, do as I do routine.
Snap & Revert
Make a spectators signed card appear on top of yours in a split second...VISIBLY! Then take both cards and fuse them together in the spectators own hands! Brilliantly simple. Simply brilliant!
A dream of strange coincidences...
A super clean and visual sandwich routine!
The advanced version of SNAP that you'll love to perform.
Triplets of Fate
The spectator stops the magician at three cards and places them into their pockets. Any pockets. Any order. The magician now tells the spectator he has three cards in his pockets,placed there before the show. The magician removes HIS cards first, one at a time and each card not only matches the spectators, but they are also in the same pocket positions! A reputation making routine.
Featuring in-depth instruction on the Heli-Palm, Flip Flop Control, One-Handed Deal, The Clock cut and Transformer Control.
Running Time Approximately: 2hrs 30min - Worldwide Playback