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Felix Cardician
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No one seems to own this DVD series...I'm looking for an opinion or a review.
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Hi Have you seen the Alex Elmsley videos? all 4 of them? I've only seen 3 but I've seen the 2nd one twice.
Felix Cardician
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I havent seen them. That's why Im asking for a review! The DVD series.

Come on people, Elmsley is a legend - someone must have this DVD series!?
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Sorry Felix my post was a joke , well I thought it was clever all the best cardbiker
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On 2005-02-07 16:17, cardbiker wrote:
Hi Have you seen the Alex Elmsley videos? all 4 of them? I've only seen 3 but I've seen the 2nd one twice.


I believe it is "I haven't seen the 3rd one yet, but I have seen the first one twice".

Scott
Thanks! Scott B.

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Hmmm, I have all 3 (or is it 4?).
They're pretty good, and covers mostly card-tricks, although Elmsley has some other routines in there as well, including a multiplying-card routine (think billiard balls, only with cards), and a torn-and-restored newspaper routine.

The card routines are great, though, and he covers sleights such as the Bottom Deal, the Faro Shuffle, the Everchanging Count and of course, the Elmsley Count. Smile

Hmmm... it's been quite a while since I've last watched them.
I'll post a list of routines covered if anybody wants them.
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Angpc, Ive PMed you
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Just thought I'll post the list here for everyone (and to boost my number of posts! Smile )
Volume 1 contains (all card tricks) :
Four-card trick
Twisters Flush
One Poor Lion
Separating the Men from the Boys
Power Poker
Spectators Aces
Economy Class Departure
Dazzle

Volume 2: (also card tricks)
1002nd Ace
Repulsive Aces
Elmsley Rising Card
Brainweave (invisible deck effect, with ordinary cards)
Underworld
Collinspell
The Floating Ladies
Cross-25

I'll look at the other 2 again when I find the time.
As a comment, the videos are well-produced, and the routines are good, although I've adapted the handling here and there to make things easier. But some moves, like the B***** Deal and Faro Shuffle, are not explained in too much detail, at least, in my opinion.
Rather, he offers his thoughts on the moves, but assumes that the viewer already knows them.
Nevertheless, there is a useful Superpractice section after a couple of routines or so, that go through the moves in slow motion, but silently.

My RSI is acting up; will continue when I have more time. Hope y'all find this useful!
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I have volume 2 and it is good. He is a legend and the interviews that he gives on the video are good. I had to turn the volume on the TV up becuase he is a very soft spoken person. I have to agree with angpc in that Elmsley assumes that you already know a lot of what I will call intermediate moves or techniques so he does not explain them. If you admire Elmsley than buy the videos.
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These are one of the best card magic sets available, truly magical.
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It's worth it to have all the 4 volumes, learn and study each of the effects. I find that the effects and excellent and on top of that, after playing around the card effects, my mind generated lots of thinking!

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I thought it was one of the first 4 vol. sets that was full of great magic
without a lot of filler just to make 4 tapes. I've been thinking of getting the
dvd's sometime...
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Are there any poker or gambling effects on them?
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They are great
Get them
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As well as the 4 dvds I would strongly recommend the 2 books written by Stephen Minch.
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