J. C. Wagner, volumes 1 & 2 (VHS)
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Volume One Commercial Magic J.C. Wagner is considered one of the best bar magicians. This video captures his direct and stunning magic live and on location in his natural environment. Many of these routines have become staples in the repertoires of close-up magicians around the world. They are suitable for formal close-up or impromptu shows. You will also see the entertaining presentations and learn the many tips and ideas garnered from years of performance.
Routines performed and explained:
The Card Under The Drink: This is the classic J.C. Wagner routine where selected and thought-of cards continually vanish from the deck and appear under a drinking glass that is in full view.
Estimation Routines: Thought-of cards are found using the most devious methods in the arsenal of a card magician -- estimation, instincts and outs.
Entertainment Tacks: J.C.'s card on the ceiling routine where the deck is wrapped with a borrowed bill and a rubber band. The signed selection and bill end up thumb tacked to the ceiling.
Bandorama: A card revelation where the selected card spins out of a rubber banded deck.
Poor Man's Matrix: A classic matrix routine using pennies and two kicker endings producing a large penny followed by a giant penny.
Spectral Silk: Herbie the invisible Flea assists in finding a selected card while the cards are wrapped in a handkerchief. The handkerchief comes to life as the flea moves around as it finds the card.
Dyslexic Queens: A card assembly with a kicker ending where the four Queens assemble in one packet and instantly vanish and appear back where they started.
The World's Fastest Card Trick: A selected card is found in a quick and flourishy way using the Pop-Up Revelation.
The Wagnerian Miracle: A spectator looks at a card in the deck. After the spectator cuts the deck a few times you name the position of the thought of card. Includes a memorized deck presentation and strategy.
Would I Lie To You?: An easy lie detector routine where a card is found by spelling the spectator's answers to some questions which they can lie to.
Also explained are the many techniques used within the routines. You will learn the Utility Spread Control, Pop-Up Revelation, Rhythm Count, Knuckle Jog, Snap Change, Two-Step Bottom Palm and much more. A-1 MagicalMedia. Original release date: VHS: 1991. Approximately 85 minutes.
Volume Two More Commercial Magic The sequel to J.C. Wagner's runaway bestseller, "Commercial Magic," features more of the magic that made J.C.'s books sell-out and his shows and lectures so popular. Once again you get to see his direct and stunning magic live and on location in his natural environment.
Routines performed and explained:
Torn N' Restored Card: The outstanding routine were a signed card is torn and restored. This is the routine that inspired all the variations that finally lead to the one piece at a time restoration effects.
Transpojuxtaposition: Two signed selections are lost, found and then switch places in an impossible way.
Glass Thru Bar: A glass is wrapped with a napkin and placed over a quarter. As you attempt to make the quarter penetrate through the table the glass goes through instead.
Royal Detectives: The Kings are used as detectives to find a selected card. The card vanishes from between the two red kings to appear face-up in the deck between the two black kings.
2 Copper・ Silver: A copper, silver, brass coin routine where the three different coins accomplish impossible transpositions from hand to hand.
Omni Twist Collectors: Three selected cards magically appear between the four face up queens as you perform a twisting effect with the queens turning face up and face down.
Prediction Out Of This World: An impromptu Out Of This World routine where a spectator impossibly separates the reds from the blacks and turns over the packets in her hands. At the conclusion a prediction is shown to have foreseen the number of errors she made.
J.C.'s Fabulous Four Ace Routine: The four aces are lost in different parts of the deck and are magically found one at a time.
J.C. On Collins Aces: Four aces are placed in a row and covered with three cards each. Each of the aces vanishes leaving three cards in each packet. The four aces are then magically reproduced.
Polish Marked Deck: Two cards are selected from a blue deck. The cards are shuffled face up and face down a couple of times. When the deck is spread all the cards are facing the same way except the two selections. As a final kicker the rest of the deck is shown to have red backs.
Also taught are the many techniques used within the routines and an in-depth view at the Gambler's Cop. A-1 MagicalMedia. Original release date: VHS: 1992. Approximately 85 minutes
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