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Got mine today it looks amazing going to take time to get full control but looks awsome in the mirror hope I get it down for halloween.

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Got mine yesterday. Haven't tried yet, but enjoying the dvd. If Mr Spelman really is a contact virgin he makes the intial part look very easy. Thanks Marc, it's given me a confidence boost watching you.
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Too early for reviews of course but any first thoughts?

Mine hasn't arrived yet, should be here tomorrow
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My first thoughts are: exactly what I expected but even more specialized. I think it's gonna be awesome.
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Mine also said it was dispatched last week and I like in the USA so I am hoping to get it next week. Pumped that I don't have to go thru the hassle of getting gimmicks either
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Hey, guys who have already got it pls give reviews about it. And I had one more question , after changing the colour of eyes can we blink for a while with the cat eyes in view. Thanks
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I LOVE IT!!! Great job Berk and Marc!!
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I received Biokinesis over the weekend and I am extremely impressed. This is exactly up my street.

The DVD is excellent and probably one of the best magic DVDs I've watched. I personally loathe instructional DVDs as they're often used to bump up the price, are frequently cheesy and I rarely care for the production, cuts and distracting edits. This has none of those faults and I genuinely enjoyed watching it. Both Marc and Berk are excellent, they come across as funny, nice guys, not as magic geeks devoid of personality and the presentation has a feeling of people sitting around a table chatting about magic and the viewer is included.

Throughout the DVD we're reminded the release is for historical documentation only. If you decide to perform there are a few pieces not included in the pack, this isn't a problem though as it's only contact lens cleaner and some eye drops, nothing to worry about and this shouldn't set you back much more than a fiver.

I already perform eye tricks and am used to putting in hay fever drops, so I was comfortable using the lenses but still found them a little tricky to put in, I'm sure this will get easier over time. Once in place the lenses were completely comfortable, I hardly knew they were there and they look very cool. The only issue I had was a little blurred vision due to some solution under one lens, this was temporary and cleared the moment I removed the lenses. To answer the above question, you can blink as many times as you like with the lenses showing and after training you'll also be able to do this with them hidden.

I tried concealing the lenses using the Stage 1 method and nailed it first time on my left eye but after that I couldn't do it again. This is going to take practice and commitment, don't expect everyone to be performing Biokinesis.

The only thing I would have liked added would have been an interview with an eye doctor, who could have explained about the lenses and eye structure etc. This would have given me a bit more confidence using the lenses.

I can foresee some small practical issues with this effect, setting up at some venues might not always be possible due to facility or hygiene issues and you may not want to drive with them in place. I also think if you're feeling a bit stressed or nervous before a gig you could struggle putting the lenses in, as you need to be calm and relaxed to do so. These will be small things to overcome and the effect is well worth the effort required. In the DVD Marc likens learning Biokinesis to learning a coin roll which is very true, you're learning a skill and you won't be able to do this right away.

I strongly recommend people respect their eyes and make sure the lenses and your hands are completely clean at all times. I've suffered an eye infection practising another, similar effect and I can't stress this enough. Marc and Berk mention this numerous times so make sure you listen to them.

This is easily one of the best effects to have come out in years and one of the few that really delivers on what's promised. What you see in the demo video is exactly what you get, there's nothing hidden from the buyer, no other gimmicks, off screen actions or angle consderations that will make this impossible to perform in the real world. A first class production, which in modern magic can be a very rare thing indeed.
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The previous post says it all. And yes, getting the lenses hidden is a bit of a knack thing coupled with practice.
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Btw. since you can wear them (hidden or not) for hours it shouldn't really be a problem to set them up in advance when your nerves are calm.
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Ordered from SM Productionz and still no word from them. Sent messages thru their website and never get a response. Not sure why.
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Hey, People who hv bought it pls give ur views , is the product worth the cost and with practice mwat is the max time you guys hv been able to keep the gimmick on. Thnx
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Not really a review, just a few words:

Yes, it is worth the cost and practice. The maximum time I had the lenses in (which feel very comfortable) was 8 hours.

And you will love looking at yourself in the mirror and doing the "colour change".
The reactions you'll get from your spectators are priceless.

The DVD explains everything in great detail, no filler and Berk and Marc do a great job.

Buy it.
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I agree with Rick. I got the DVD not too long ago and Berk and Marc go over everything that you need to know as far as history and care and different changes. Berk and Marc do a great job! I give it an A+ It takes practice but its worth it
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You ordered from Alakazam correct? Did you also get the lenses?
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Wat is the colour of the lens you get.
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Arigid - check out the demo video of this effect.

The gimmicks you receive allow you to perform the effect as seen on the demo video.
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As an aside - kudos to Russ Stevens for a great production on the DVD.
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Hey does anyone know if in future can we purchase only the gimmick for this without DVD for refills.
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Yes you can.. We will be making an announcement about this soon.. MS
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