Creator: John Graham
Publisher: Paul Harris Presents
MSRP: $ 90
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 86 min
Type of effect: Torn & Restored Newspaper
Manufacturer's Write Up:
The 100% Examinable Torn & Restored Newspaper! EXPERTS BAFFLED BY NEWSPAPER TEAR THAT'S 100% EXAMINABLE!
OPTION FOR NEWSPAPER TO BE EXAMINED BEFORE AND AFTER!
Works with a normal newspaper. No Glues, No Wires, No Magnets, No palming or pulls, Nothing to ditch into pockets or clothing, Performer can mark with spectator's initials before the tear, No special clothing requirements. FEATURING PRECISION ENGINEERED MARK ALLEN GIMMICK.
How accurate is the ad copy? As with most write ups, the ad copy is very specific with their wording to tell you exactly what it "isn't" while cleverly disguising what it "is."
What's in the box? DVD and special gimmick with a few pieces to repair the gimmick if needed.
Key points: STAGE AND STAND-UP PERFORMERS REJOICE OVER SUPER EASY 30 SECOND SET-UP / RESET WITH A NORMAL NEWSPAPER! EXAMINE EVERYTHING WITH THE EXAMINER!
How are the production values: Shot in HD, with multiple angles - beautiful sets and elegant ambient music.
Is it well made: The gimmick is awesome! Even comes with replacement parts should you need them!
Is it well taught: John Graham is a very clear teacher - the DVD covers everything you need to know + tips, alternate handlings and even alternate patter. Care and repair of gimmick is included, Plus my favorite part the behind the magicians shoulder teaching, You get a full live performance and so much more!
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I love the routine even without the gimmick! This is a great newspaper tear!
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" This effect is best suited for parlor and stage magic
Does it "play big?" It's a classic of magic that always gets a huge reaction.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Again, this is a stage effect, best suited for an audience, but with some practice can easily be performed in the real world.
How original is this idea? Gene Anderson and Al Baker were the inspiration behind this effect.
Overall score: 10/10
+ If you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas you can visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83niAmptf20