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Time Is Money

by Asi Betesh

Product Rating:

(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Close Up
Media Type: DVD

Product Description

"The best thing I saw at MAGIC Live!"
- Paul Harris

"You totally, TOTALLY, fooled me!!!"
- Chris Kenner

"The best money routine I have seen."
- Jeff Hobson

On this much requested and anticipated new DVD, Asi explains, in great detail, his original routine that will enable you to make a spectator's bill vanish from your fingertips and reappear underneath his own wrist watch! Featuring handling details kept under wraps until now. As well as bonus routines, "Morph", "2 Bad" (Angelo Carbone), "Crumpled" (Harel), "Bill To Change", and the stage handling for "Time Is Money".

Running Time Approximately 44min
Date Added: May 1st, 2006
MLA SKU: S1KzMjJUBpOjPGJ

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Official Review

August 20th, 2006 6:07pm
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Reviewed by Gordon Meyer
The dealer description of Time Is Money is loaded with superlatives but doesn't tell you too much about the trick. So, here is the effect in a nutshell:

You borrow a bill from a spectator, which can be any denomination that you've anticipated in advance, and have the bill signed. You fold up the borrowed bill, along with a matching bill from your wallet, and eventually show that the spectator's money has disappeared. Too bad for them, they should have watched more closely. After an uncomfortable pause, you point out that their signed bill is tucked under their very own wristwatch.

Not exactly earth-shaking magic, particularly when it's wrapped with such a non-presentation, but the mechanics of the routine are well thought out. Personally, I found the "bonus" routines more compelling than the showcased presentation, but it's really just the same trick cast in different roles.

In the performance video, Asi adds a watch steal as a kicker. This isn't explained on the DVD, which... [Read More]

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Official Review

September 24th, 2006 8:38pm
Rating:
Reviewed by Bryce Kuhlman
The "vanish and re-appearance in impossible location" is a well-tested magical plot. This version has a lot of things going for it that, to my mind, make it much more powerful than something like "card in wallet".

It uses a borrowed object. Furthermore, the lender has an emotional attachment to the object (a bill, obviously). But, unlike borrowing a ring, there's no risk of damaging the borrowed item beyond replacement. They're attached, but not afraid.

The "impossible location" couldn't be better: on the body of your assistant. Having items appear on someone's person has been a dream of mine since childhood.

Finally, it's basically impromptu. You have to carry a pre-creased bill (or set of bills, depending on your presentational strategy). That's it! Nice.

This is a clever combination of two, well-known methods. I was originally worried that there wasn't any credit given in the explanation. Asi more than made up for this in the credits by giving a... [Read More]

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