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Postby Bill Mullins » 07/18/02 01:43 PM

I see from International Magic's web page

http://www.internationalmagic.com/index.html

that they've got a number of video tapes which aren't available in the U.S. Unfortunately, the exchange rate and postage works out to about $45 -50 a tape.

Has anyone got any experience with them? Are their tapes well made?

Are videos normally this expensive in the UK (25 pounds)?
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Postby Rene Clement » 07/18/02 02:42 PM

These tapes are lectures shot in front of a live crowd attending the Ron McMillian conventions.
The quality is very good considering it is a live taping. Remember, there is no retakes or bright lighting as a studio recording could do. They have some really good ones with Tamariz, Daryl, Kurtz, Peter Kane and so on.
Also, they have Close-up Competition tapes. On the ones I've seen, there are mostly a lot of mediocre performers with just a few good to great performances. But, I will say they were fun to watch.
Make sure since you're ordering from England, that you order VHS if this is your system.
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Postby Sean Piper » 07/18/02 03:47 PM

Originally posted by bill mullins:
I see from International Magic's web page

http://www.internationalmagic.com/index.html

that they've got a number of video tapes which aren't available in the U.S. Unfortunately, the exchange rate and postage works out to about $45 -50 a tape.

Has anyone got any experience with them? Are their tapes well made?

Are videos normally this expensive in the UK (25 pounds)?
Bill,

Pretty much EVERY tape on magic sold in Australia costs around US$40 - US$45. DVD's are closer to US$50.

So stop your whinging!!!! ;)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/18/02 05:06 PM

Don't you mean "whining"? Or do Australians "whinge"?
International Magic offers a video of Aaron Fisher that is quite good, and they have two new tapes of Andy Galloway doing Ramsay material, and also a new tape with Bob Read coming out later this year.
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Postby Jeffrey Cowan » 07/18/02 11:35 PM

I've seen a few of these tapes and like the competition videos particularly because they are a great way to see some top magicians from around the world doing their best "killer" material for the money. You do have to sit through some acts that really should never have entered, but that's a small price to pay. So, if you have a specific purpose for viewing the tapes, they might well be worth the money.
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