Creator: Jorge Garcia
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: performance is an hour / reveals are an hour and 46 minutes
Type of effect: Entire Mentalism Parlor Performance
Manufacturer's Write Up:
Jorge Garcia, better known to many as "The Jack," has performed and lectured in over 20 countries. He's a regular face on television in his native Argentina and has also performed at the world famous Magic Castle no less than 6 times!
On his first DVD, The Jack shares 8 of his favorite and most powerful Mentalism creations and performance pieces, including To Lovecraft, Jorge's brilliant and acclaimed version of the classic Pegasus Page effect.
Each effect is performed in front of a live audience and later joined by Peter Nardi. They dissect and explain every effect in great detail back at the Alakazam studio.
To Lovecraft - This is The Jack's awesome take on the classic Book test (variation of Art Emerson Pegasus Page effect) lots of stages to it – regular paper back that you can give away wih the torn page at the end.
L-Mental - a Rock, Paper, Scissors prediction with 3 spectators.
Project Fear - you predict the phobia of a random person in the audience
A Think and Stop Card Trick –a borrowed deck ACAN effect.
One Head – it’s a 3 choice one ahead routine
Blindfold Act - An awesome 5-minute routine using nothing more than a real blindfold and a deck of cards. Jack's Blindfold act has multiple phases that get increasingly more impossible.
Mind Track – a card revelation using spirit writing.
Haunted Key Jack’ take on the classic key effect
As a bonus, on the DVD you will also receive PDF downloads of many of the routines, so you can print them off and learn them anywhere!
How accurate is the ad copy? This is exactly what you get
What's in the box? DVD only that also includes pdf lecture notes
How are the production values: both the performance and the explanation are a joy to watch – everything is so well done. Peter Nardi and the team at Alakazam have hit it out of the park with this one.
Is it well taught: Between Peter Nardi and Jorge Garcia the viewer get DOUBLE the ideas – Thanks to “the Jack” for sharing these gems with the public.
Difficulty / Skill level required: All of this is minimal prop mentalism – the entire act could fit in a small carrying case. Nothing to build and the routines are not difficult. I don’t even think there is any sleights to learn.
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Most of this is done as a parlor routine, but these would work great for a small gathering or party at your house.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
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I had never heard of “The Jack” before, but so thankful for this introduction.
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiJG-APnH54