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Dial-Abolical Review

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April 26th, 2008 3:08am
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Reviewed by Christian
This DVD is well made and has the very nice bonus of Jasper Blakeley actually perform his effects in front of a live audience. I want to talk about the performances on the DVD first. Jasper has a very interesting character he plays during his performance called Kockov, Monrokvia’s greatest mindreader. It is a most bizarre character and I had a blast watching this character perform his shtick. You may or may not like this character; however, what makes this interesting is that he has a very defined character that is so very different than anything you have ever seen. The performance section was my favorite part of the DVD.

The two effects that are taught on the DVD are a telephone book test and a 6 person multiple book test. The methodology used is not new. If you have been involved in mentalism for a few years you will probably already know this method. But, Jasper has taken some liberties by stretching and playing with this method to create some interesting performance concepts. I will tell you that he did fool me in some places. During the performance section, although I felt I probably knew the method, it was clear to me that I did not know his take on the method.

Even more interesting to than the method was his blocking and presentational ideas. Quite a bit of this has to do with his performing character but I think with proper thought you could use some of his ideas on blocking and presentation in your own show.

There are two reasons to get this DVD. One, if you want to watch a very interesting and outrageous character perform mentalism in a live setting. Two, if perhaps you are investigating different ways to perform a book test. For either reason you will not be disappointed with Jasper Blakeley.

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Product info for Dial-Abolical

Author: Kochov
Publisher: Alakazam Magic
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $30.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

Alakazam Magic is proud to introduce Jasper Blakeley performing in character as Monrokvia's greatest mindreader and magician - Kockov.

For the first time ever, the mullet-haired maestro reveals some of the mentalist routines that have helped make him a house-hold name in his former Eastern-block homeland.

Performing live for a real-world UK audience, Kockov gives a blistering 'adult' comedy performance.

This DVD features his incredible 'Dial-Abolical' routine, an unbelievable Phonebook mind-reading effect. As a special bonus he also performs and explains the full working of his sensational blindfolded 6-person book test using 6 ordinary books.

Not only will you be stunned by Jasper's fantastic performance as the outrageous Kockov, you will also be very pleased to know that these practical, professional routines will fit straight into any magic or mentalism show, regardless of your style of presentation. His brand of creativity features low-tech methods and high-impact effects, allowing the performer to do his job: entertain a paying audience.

The man, the magic, the mullet - Kockov !

WARNING: Not suitable for anyone under 18 years of age.

Running Time Approximately 1hr 28min


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