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International Collection Review

Official Review

June 22nd, 2008 11:22am
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Reviewed by Scott Brown
I am sorry to say this DVD from Jay Sankey embodies all I hate in recent magic DVD trends. It is not only recycled material from previous releases, but it follows the current model of silent instruction; teaching magic and moves to music without talking. In the case of Brad Christian the silence might be welcome, however Jay Sankey has been known to be clever and insightful therefore his comments are missed. I cannot stress enough how much I hate this trend! Added to my list of complaints is the fact that nowhere is it mentioned that these effects have been taken from previous releases; unlike the World’s Greatest Magic series from L&L which makes it fairly clear. In fact, if you should purchase this in a retail location you would have no clue as the effects are not listed anywhere on the box or packaging.

This collection is marketed as visual “eye candy” that makes words optional. Unfortunately this also attracts the presentation optional crowd!

For your convenience I am listing the effects here with Jay’s descriptions.
1.T-BONE - A surprisingly easy torn and restored card effect with no extra pieces!
2.CIRCUMFERENCE - A piece of paper transforms into a ping pong ball! The perfect "magic moment" for both adults and children!
3.HOTLINK - Two hearts drawn on the back of a signed card visually LINK and the card is handed out as souvenir!
4.SLOW MOTION COINS ACROSS - One of Jay's most clever handlings for this classic effect!
5.THREE TIMES LUCKY - Featuring Jay's famous "Wichita Slip," this three card prediction routine is a demonstration of hardcore mentalism!
6.BURDEN OF PROOF - A twist-tie links onto a finger ring in a most mysterious fashion! The perfect opener!
7.THE MERLIN SEQUENCE - Jay's favorite vanish and reproduction of a borrowed coin! Floor people with this ingenious handling, anytime, anywhere!
8.MAGI - A "card sandwich routine" with a difference! The surprising climax always gets gasps!
9.MR.CLEAN COINS ACROSS - One of Jay's most popular coin effects. A real knuckle buster that looks like real magic!
10.HEAT THERAPY - An extremely VISUAL "healing" of a torn and signed card!
11.CUT AND RESTRAWED - A drinking straw is slowly cut in half and then immediately restored and handed out for examination! Great for restaurants and bars!
12.CARDIVORES - Jay's inspired handling of Roy Walton's classic "Cannibal Cards" routine! Jay has fooled many experienced magicians with this one!
13.POWER LUNCH - The magician's and the spectator's initials jump onto the same business card! The kind of very powerful (and very easy!) effect that you will immediately add to your repertoire!
14.TRAVELING EXPENSES - Four holes are punched in the four corners of a borrowed dollar bill. Then all four holes impossibly travel to one corner!
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Product info for International Collection

Author: Jay Sankey
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $30.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

A powerhouse collection of Jay's all-time favorite magic routines completely performed and explained COMPLETELY WITHOUT WORDS!

It doesn't matter whether you speak French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, English or any other language! If you want to learn the secrets behind some of the world's most VISUAL and ORIGINAL sleight-of- hand magic, this DVD IS FOR YOU!

Featuring 14 SUPER-VISUAL effects with playing cards, ping pong balls, envelopes, coins, finger rings, drinking straws, business cards and dollar bills including:

1. T-BONE
A suprisingly easy torn and restored card effect with no extra pieces!

2. CIRCUMFERENCE
A piece of paper transforms into a ping pong ball! The perfect "magic moment" for both adults and children!
3. HOTLINK
Two hearts drawn on the back of a signed card visually LINK and the card is handed out as souvenir!

4. SLOW MOTION COINS ACROSS
One of Jay's most clever handlings for this classic effect!

5. THREE TIMES LUCKY
Featuring Jay's famous "Wichita Slip," this three card prediction routine is a demonstation of hardcore mentalism!

6. BURDEN OF PROOF
A twist-tie links onto a finger ring in a most mysterious fashion! The perfect opener!

7. THE MERLIN SEQUENCE
Jay's favorite vanish and reproduction of a borrowed coin! Floor people with this ingenious handling, anytime, anywhere!

8. MAGI
A "card sandwich routine" with a difference! The surprising climax always gets gasps!

9. MR.CLEAN COINS ACROSS
One of Jay's most popular coin effects. A real knucklebuster that looks like real magic!

10. HEAT THERAPY
An extremely VISUAL "healing" of a torn and signed card!

11. CUT AND RESTRAWED
A drinking straw is slowly cut in half and then immediately restored and handed out for examination! Great for restaurants and bars!

12. CARDIVORES
Jay's inspired handling of Roy Walton's classic "Cannibal Cards" routine! Jay has fooled many experienced magicians with this one!

13. POWER LUNCH
The magician's and the spectator's initials jump onto the same business card! The kind of very powerful (and very easy!) effect that you will immediately add to your repertoire!

14. TRAVELING EXPENSES
Four holes are punched in the four corners of a borrowed dollar bill. Then all four holes impossibly travel to one corner!

SLEIGHTS TAUGHT

  • Necktie Second Deal
  • Twirl Change
  • Pop-Up Move
  • Wrist Coin Steal
  • Shirt Pocket Drop
  • Wichita Slip
  • Back Thumb Palm
  • L'Homme Masque
  • Bottom Reverse
  • Tenkai Pinch
  • Culling
  • Pointing Transfer
  • Clink Pass
  • Erdnase/Houdini Change
  • Vernon Substitute Transfer
  • Kozlowski Bill Switch

Running Time Approximately 60min


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