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Fingers of Fury Vol.1 (Weapons Of Choice) Review

Official Review

January 14th, 2008 12:41am
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Reviewed by Bryce Kuhlman
Publishing new talent is usually a crapshoot. Big Blind Media has found a winner with Alan Rorrison. Here are the details:

Deep Impression
Card Through Arm, ala the old Knife Through Arm. It's totally weird, but looks good and isn't hard to perform. As much as I normally hate this kind of meaningless bizarre stuff, I could almost see myself doing it as an unexpected gag.

Relentless
Cell phone camera magic is a hot topic these days. This is an easy-to-understand concept and pretty clever. You start by taking a photo of someone's palm. Borrow a coin and have it marked. Place the marked coin on the picture of your helper's hand and the coin penetrates into the photo, and then back out again.

3 Shot Slammer
Coin through shotglass times three. Unfortunately I didn't find much here that hasn't already been done before. There's really no kicker or anything to recommend it above other methods previously published.

Evolution
By far my favorite routine on the DVD and one that I'll be working on in the coming weeks. You offer to draw a portrait of someone in your audience. You draw a stick figure on one of your business cards. OK, it's not that funny, but just wait... The back of the card is signed (no switches or funny moves... it's all very clean). Now you heat up the card with a lighter and then move the stick figure's head from the body to a corner of the card. Of course, they get to keep the card.

Hells Bend
A very clean bent coin routine using a move from a routine that many of you might already know. Alan is a clever little monkey. This would be a great one for impromptu work. Be aware that it does employ a “bet” with the audience. If that's not your sort of thing, you'll have to find a new frame for the routine.

Lightless Lights
If you think D'Lite has been overworked but still want to do a light production, this might be a good alternative. It's only for close-up and requires that you pick up a readily-available and cheap device.

Broken Home
Borrow someone's keys and visibly break and restore one of them. I'm not sure why you'd do this, but if it's your cup o' tea then this is a decent method that doesn't require any expensive props.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Fingers of Fury Vol.1 (Weapons Of Choice)

Author: Alan Rorrison
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $25.00
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On DVD for the very first time, one of magic's newest and brightest talents, Alan Rorrison, unleashes the very best material from his working repertoire. These are the effects that have gained Alan a reputation as a magician who, time after time succeeds in combining fresh, original plots with unique, off the wall methods.

Volume One - Weapons Of Choice.
Watch as Alan breaks and then restores a borrowed key! Slices a chosen card deep into his arm! Causes a marked coin to penetrate into his cell phone! Repeatedly pushes a coin through an ordinary shot glass! Moves the head of stickman drawn on his business card! All this and more awaits you on this fantastic DVD. Climb aboard and buckle up as we delve deep into the mind of one magic's hottest new names in FINGERS OF FURY Vol.1 - WEAPONS OF CHOICE!

Deep Impression - A selected card slices into your arm like a knife into butter. Owwww!

3 Shot Slammer - A 3 phase coin through glass routine (and the third phase is a DOOZY!)

Broken Home - Borrow a bunch of keys and then BREAK (and restore!) one of the keys!

Evolution - watch as the head of a stickman drawn on your business card impossibly moves across the paper.

Hells Bend - You bet your hapless spectator that you can bend a coin by blowing on it. And that's just what you do!

Lightless Lights - After showing your hands clearly empty you proceed to pluck flickering lights from the ether.

Relentless - A spectator's coin visibly penetrates the screen of your mobile phone.

Running Time Approximately 2hr 17min


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