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by James Clark

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(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Mentalism
Media Type: DVD

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CAPTURED is the epitome of visual mental magic.

In this day of digital photography where software can be used to alter images in an instant, CAPTURED uses classic technology to bring a person's thoughts to life on film, right in front of their face.

A familiar object enters play, a deck of cards. It can be any deck at all.

A participant picks a card and retains it for the duration of the presentation, never showing it to the magician until the very end.

The magician brings out a camera and takes a photograph of the participant, which they then hold on to.

As the participant concentrates on the photograph, their thoughts slowly appear in the photo like the image of a ghost captured on unholy ground.

This is an experience so raw and visceral that your participant begins to shake like a Polaroid picture. All they can do is stare in utter disbelief; their mouth wide open like the foundation of their reality has just been cracked by a 2-thousand pound wrecking ball.

This is hard hitting magic.

And best of all, your participant gets to take the experience home with them and remember it forever.

Strong. Dynamic. In-Your-Face magic. CAPTURED.

Running Time Approximately 57min
Date Added: Apr 10th, 2008
MLA SKU: rzgQqcv4tw3JTdh


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July 21st, 2008 6:22pm
Reviewed by Christian
In the late 1990’s, I purchased a Penn and Teller book. In that book they teach you how to perform an effect where a playing card appears on a Polaroid picture. This DVD does the same.

James Clark explains where he first saw the effect but we are not provided much in the way of references. In fact, the Penn and Teller book are the earliest reference given. James Clark does go into great detail in how to perform this effect. The production values are high and the instructions are easily understood.

I am not excited by this DVD. Why? If you already know this effect or have the Penn and Teller book, not too much has been added. If you don’t know this effect, then I am sure you will be excited. Was there a real need for this DVD, I am not sure. For the people who are unaware of this effect it could be like finding hidden treasure but for the others . . . . . If James had added some new ideas and presentations, had he given us some new concepts and routines with this I... [Read More]

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June 20th, 2011 11:59am
Reviewed by Jeff Bornstein
I purchased "Captured", received it and according to the DVD you should be able to purchase a Polaroid camera at ANY dept store between $25 - $40... not so.

First off no more stores carry that camera and the only one I can find are on e-bay for over $100 and used for about $15... I'm not into used equipment. That's first and foremost.

My other issue, every phone number I called for customer service does not exist. They are either out of order or ring busy. Finally when I found an email that worked, I did get a response back saying that James L. Clark who demoed "Captured", is no longer with Blacks Magic Group. When I responded back, with a thank you, that I still have an issue about the price of the camera, that it was false information, they never responded back to me. There are also no links that work to get to the Forum that they say exists.

Here is the kicker, if you go to Blacks Magic Group website, almost everything is half the price from the normal price... I paid... [Read More]
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September 29th, 2011 4:46pm
Reviewed by MagiKen
OK, I have read the other reviews here and have not purchased the effect. However I still feel qualified to review it AS ITS ORIGINAL INVENTOR (to the best of my knowledge). Yes, I was using this in at least 1966 when you still had to apply a wet developer/fixative coating to the Polaroid print after ejecting it. I have seen and read about the methods for use of newer Polaroid cameras used by others that are not as good as my original method due to the newer technology, but they are essentially variations of my method. However, I stopped doing the trick in the 1970’s when the technology moved on and the old film hard to get. I have not seen the resulting CAPTURED photo as they do not show it in their demo video. In mine I had the person hold the selected card concealed in one hand on their chest and point upward with their index finger, hand at shoulder height. The thought of card appeared in jumbo size on their finger tip. My version was a closely guarded secret known... [Read More]

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