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Cris Johnson
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Hello all,

Before I get into this brief review, a bit of background. I'm a full time magician and have been 12 years, working primarily schools and corporate events. Recently I've gotten tired of hauling around big props so I'm adopting the pack small, play big attitude. Over the last few months I have purchased a ton of Docc Hilford stuff and the vast majority of it blows me away. The stuff that doesn't blow me away is perhaps a little too ballsy for me at this time but it's real-world practical stuff. Onto Mirror, Mirror...

This is available at www.ientertainer.net so there is no waiting.Smile The release is an mp4 video outlining the physical handling (It's not even "moves" as it's so easy and so natural) and an audio download outlining the history of the effect, and all of the nuances.

Essentially, the effect is this; The mentalist says he can control a person's thoughts and another person's actions. The first person is mentally sent a card and the second person deals cards out of a shuffled deck (by the audience) and stops when he wants. Both cards (the thought of and the freely selected) match. On top of that, a prediction which has been in view the whole time is opened and it reveals the target card is what the two people selected.

This is BRILLIANT! Best part? You can do it with NO preparation. You can write the prediction in front of people and the freely selected card using a move which is the easiest, most natural looking and deceptive card moves I've ever seen. I don't like a lot of card magic because the moves look like moves only a magician would do - unnatualistic. This move Docc has used is worth far more than the price he's asking.

The mentally selected card uses a technique that Docc has taught for years and years. Most people were too afraid of it failing to try it, but the structure of this routine gives you several “outs” to bring the piece to a successful close.
The thing I really like about this is that the routine is impromptu but is strong enough for a formal standup show, plus the card move is sooooooooooooo diabolical! I also like the inception concept of the pice, of planting a thought into someone’s mind.
Highly recommended and way too cheap in terms of price!!
Cris Johnson, BCH, CI, CT.NLP

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AlexanderG
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Does anyone have any further reviews about this? Can someone say whether this was performed on his Penguin Live Lecture? (Or which of his available products were performed on that lecture?) Thanks.
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On Jul 3, 2015, AlexanderG wrote:
Does anyone have any further reviews about this? Can someone say whether this was performed on his Penguin Live Lecture? (Or which of his available products were performed on that lecture?) Thanks.


I'm not prepared to review this.

No, it was not on Docc's Penguin lecture, snd it is not on any of his video releases.m

Tony
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On Jul 3, 2015, AlexanderG wrote:
Does anyone have any further reviews about this? Can someone say whether this was performed on his Penguin Live Lecture? (Or which of his available products were performed on that lecture?) Thanks.



This was not performed on his lecture, nor was any specific product of his performed on the lecture. He performed a full act that included routines with cards and books. That being said, Mirror, Mirror is a solid effect. Nothing new, but put together in a very compelling way. Docc provides a real bang for your buck as far as exploring the history of the effect is concerned.

That being said, the customer service from his site is abysmal- absolutely horrifying. For over a month, I have been waiting for a refund I was promised without any word. Regardless, I think Docc will handle it... eventually. He's a very nice guy.
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Thanks. Is "Mirror, Mirror" suitable for close-up? Any further description of it beyond what's on the site?

Has anyone else had bad service from the website?
Jerskin
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Sounds good but not sure I need to spend $49 on another card trick
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takeachance
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This sounds like a pretty interesting card trick though. Any members downloaded this who would like to add their opinion if its a worthwhile investment.
Jacob Smith
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I dig it and have performed it when I get a hold of a pack of cards. The real meat and potatoes of this is a long lost card move and a mentality that you can develop to really kick some @ss when you're performing.

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-Jakob
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Thanks Jakob.
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Sounds like a great trick.
JanForster
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Sounds like Docc.
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Medifro
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The effect is great with a simple method; a very slight change to the ad copy will tip a major part of the method to Docc's fans. The price point by now probably is a bit high though value is subjective. Docc is definitely up-selling this though the ad copy is accurate. The Leipzig move is very interesting and to my card knowledge is unpublished anywhere besides this ( I'd love to be wrong however ).


Just noticed the price is still discounted? Weird.
Dreda
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"Just noticed the price is still discounted? Weird."

A Classic webmarketing technique.
"I know that I know nothing" - Socrate
Sicorace
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Any review?
Grippo's Wish
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It's Docc Hilford, what review do you need?
Medifro
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On Sep 28, 2015, Sicorace wrote:
Any review?

I believe my quick post above provides some basic information on which to make an educated opinion whether to purchase. Any specific questions?
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Just found this post. Thanks for the review Chris -it was very helpful
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