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Time Is Money Review

Official Review

September 24th, 2006 8:38pm
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 well-researched list of previous work.

The DVD is well-produced. Explanations are clear and complete. There are several "Bonus" effects that are certainly worth watching, including a handling for stage work.

Actually, the only potentially warning I have about this effect is that it's going to take some guts and a lot of rehearsal in real-time with real people. Personally, I consider this to be a bonus. But this will certainly never find its way onto an Easy to Master video. As with most great magic, it takes a lot of time and effort to master.

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Product info for Time Is Money

Author: Asi Betesh
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $35.00
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Manufacturer's 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

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