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MentaThought
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Guy Bavli is an Israeli mentalist who has put out a few videos. Unless you're a glutton for punishment and don't mind spending your hard-earned money to subject yourself to listening to someone who speaks English TERRIBLY and, at times, virtually incomprehensibly, I feel you should avoid buying Bavli's videos.
Moreover, as I think anyone who's actually seen Bavli's single mentalism video (but also his trio of metal-bending videos as well) will attest, the video just may be the most amateurish, poorly produced video anyone has ever had the chutzpah to offer for sale. With Bavli dressed for the occasion in a tee shirt -- yes, a TEE SHIRT -- the picture quality of my original video tape looks worse than what one would expect of a 5th-generation copy. yes, it's THAT bad,
What's perhaps worse of all, in my opinion, is that in addition to the performer's excruciatingly bad English and the horrendous production quality of the video, the effects themselves that he performs, as well as his performances of them, are quite mediocre.
If he was so determined to put out an English-language video I feel it would have been FAR better for Bavli to have contracted with a solid, native-English-speaking mentalist to perform the effects. The video could have been titled something to the effect, "The Mentalism of Guy Bavli" with a subtitle such as, "As Performed by [insert performer's name]".
"A good mentalist ... will teach you a miracle because he understands the subtleties ..." -- Banachek

"If this works it'll be BEAUTIFUL!" - The Amazing Kreskin on a stunning effect he performed on his 1970s television series (PS: it worked)
Johnny_Dee
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On 2004-08-22 10:39, MentaThought wrote:
If he was so determined to put out an English-language video I feel it would have been FAR better for Bavli to have contracted with a solid, native-English-speaking mentalist to perform the effects. The video could have been titled something to the effect, "The Mentalism of Guy Bavli" with a subtitle such as, "As Performed by [insert performer's name]".


...and also to have the video produce by a compagny like L&L pub. I agree with you in all points.

Johnny
Tor Egil
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Wow, and I was going to buy this. Thank you so much for that. You saved me a lot of money.
Bill Scarlett
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I have nothing against the guy personally, but I have to say that I saw him perform live two years ago and he was absolutely awful. It was actually painful to watch his act as he bumbled around and eventually would reveal a thought or a card. I think he needs to work on his act some before he takes it on the road again (or, apparently, before he produces another video.)
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I was also considering buying these. Glad I saw this.
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