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Topic: Larry Becker Standing Ovation Video - A review
Message: Posted by: thiago (Jan 12, 2003 03:14PM)
First of all let me tell you this:
If you are into mentlaism BUY THIS!, just by there is some pletny good stuff here:

*Tri-Coinetic: Three envelopes each contain a different coin. An audience member names what coin he thinks is in each sealed envelope. When the envelopes are opened the named coins are dumped out.

An old mentalist wepon used in this one with a great presentation.

*Visual Aid: A spectator holds a twenty-dollar bill while you read their mind and write down the serial number of the borrowed bill.

Very good, another version for the serial number thing.

Phantasm Supreme: An audience member thinks of one of nine celebrities pictured on a board. A previously sealed wallet is opened to show an electronic voice recorder. When the spectator presses the play button the voice names the thought of celebrity.

Very, very, very good. The double talk on this will fool even you!

Here, There & Everywhere: A thought-of card is removed from the deck, signed and sealed in an envelope. A second spectator selects a card from the deck. The selected card changes into a joker, the second spectator's card is in the sealed envelope and the original signed selection is found in the zippered compartment of your wallet.

Not he kind of sutff that I perform, but very good indeed.

Some Total-Stage: An envelope containing a prediction is handed to a spectator prior to the show. Spectators each name a one-digit number. The six digits are written on a board. The prediction envelope contains a series of four five-digit numbers. The numbers are written on a board, added together and the total matches the random numbers yelled out by the audience.

This one is worth the price of the video, If you're a mentalist for some time you've step across the principle behind it, but larrys presantion is simply the best I've seen for this. This one went directly from the video to my corporate show.

Russian Roulette: Larry Becker's world-renown Russian Roulette routine where he risks his life by allowing one of three guns to be fired toward his head. One of the pistols is empty the others are loaded. (Performance only—not suitable for children).
Very good,the same effect from his video of Steven's magic. LArry does not explain this and it shoul remain unexpleined, afterall this is dangerous, and only for the pros.

In conclusion, if don't have this one and work with mentalism go get it right now!

Come on go!

Why are you reading this, you should have alredy bought this item by this time.
Message: Posted by: Outlawz_311 (Jan 12, 2003 03:51PM)
Thanks for review Thiago, I just added this video on my wish list. This is the kind of tricks I like since I work in a bar and talk to a lot of people. I'm not really fond on using a lot of gimmicks, although some of them are very good (ITR for example).

I can't wait till I get my 7 Deception book, it should be here by tommorow :bg: I also ordered Threshold and Ultimate 3 Card Monte, so that'll keep me busy for a while.

By the way does the video come on DVD format?
Message: Posted by: hkwiles (Jan 12, 2003 04:03PM)
Hi Outlawz
I just ordered & Deceptions yesterday from the States(I'm in the UK) Let's know what you think when youv'e given it the once-over.I also ordered Kolossal Killer , have you got that and what you're opinion if you have .
Howard :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Outlawz_311 (Jan 12, 2003 04:12PM)
On 2003-01-12 17:03, hkwiles wrote:
Hi Outlawz
I just ordered & Deceptions yesterday from the States(I'm in the UK) Let's know what you think when youv'e given it the once-over.I also ordered Kolossal Killer , have you got that and what you're opinion if you have .
Howard :wavey:

& Deceptios? :lol: Just kidding bro I know what you mean. I'll let you know as soon as I get mine tommorow and no I'm getting Deep Ashotnishment and Kolosal Killer my next purchase.
Message: Posted by: thiago (Jan 12, 2003 07:11PM)
For those of you who are interested:
Kolossal Killer is fully explained in Larry Becker's Mental Masterpices and yes both MM and Standing ovation are available on DVD, you can them at http://www.hocus-pocus.com
Message: Posted by: psychic (Jan 12, 2003 10:07PM)
If I may add a point; most of the effects u get can also be obtained from his recent released wonderful book, Stunners Plus!
All I can say is this book is a must-get!
Message: Posted by: DaFrog (Jan 13, 2003 04:07AM)
The Stunners book (either the original version or the recent "plus" version) is fantastic, but I also thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the effects performed by Larry himself (who doesn't come to France that often) on this video.

If you like the video, buy the book, if you liked the book and haven't had any opportunity to see Larry perform, buy the video!

Message: Posted by: sifo (Jan 16, 2003 07:30PM)
Some Total-Stage: this effect is excellent,just because of this is worth to buy the video.