Hey all, I'm trying to find out how to get a hold of a deck of those trick cards they used in the movie "Shades" toward the end with Sly Stallone I couldn't make out what they were calling them, I think they called them "JewCards" or "VoodooCards" or somethings like that, :confused: but if you haven't seen the movie it's the cards with a standard red pattern on the back but it uses the "Magic Eye" technique uno kind of like the posters where an image becomes visable if you throw your eyes out of focus or look "thru" the image... anyhow that's kind of how these work showing the value of the card in the pattern on the back of each card... Please any links would be helpful or any e-mails too... Also check out my thread under Stage Magic if you think you could help me find some magic to intergrate into a Musical Concert... Thanks!
hmmm. Maybe I was wrong about it using the Magic Eye Stereo Gram Technique, It just doesn't look like the same thing used in the film. I think it uses more of an out of focus method or using your perriferal vision to see the blurred value of the marked card... any help?
If you want information on "juice decks", basically how to make one and how to read it, see Card Finesse by Jon Racherbaumer. The item is simply called "The Juice Deck" and tips a method JR got from Martin Nash.
Be advised that there is a certain amount of disinformation in Shade when it comes to juice decks. I don't really recommend using a juice deck to perform magic. You'd be far better served with a Lesley or a Wild deck, or, if you prefer soemthing more subtle, any of the dozens of other techniques used to mark cards. Check out Marked for Life by Kirk Charles for information on the subject.
Very true Pete. And all should know that in the commentary, director Damian says that the scenes where the numbers come in focus were computer special effects. I believe this was the only way to get the idea across. Pepka
The one juiced deck I actually touched/seen was NOT like the movie depiction at all. As I recall it was made by fading <slightly> spots on the backs of the cards not numbers as movie showed. Other thing I remember was coronary I almost had when I was told how much a deck was. Don't remeber the price but I felt it a little extreme concidering the other methods available for magicians. By the time you spend $$ on a deck & learn the system you would be much better served by getting some of the previously mentioned marked marked decks. IMO. KW
Does anyone know any other sources than Card Finesse where I could find instructions on how to make the juice? I know how to use it, how to mark cards with it but no one is telling me the actual solution. I would by Card Finesse but I have not been able to find it in the U.K.
I believe that in the movie shade, as a few others have said, they are using some sort of juiced deck. Of course, in the movie it is very exagerated, for dramatic purposes I'm sure. I have looking into a bit, and realized that some of the juice is expensive, and can range from $100-200 dollars. Hank Lee is carrying a new product called "The Juice". This is considerably inexpensive, $25, and would be good to try out. But as others have said, it may not be the best marking system for magic purposes, becuase you generally mark on high and low cards with the juice, or just value, not suit too...although I'm sure you could. Check out Martin Nash's universal marking system for the juice. Good luck.
John Cornelius had an item on the market some time ago which involved reading a selected card from the back using a red filter. A plastic clipboard, I think. The deck was juice marked on the backs.I don't know if this is still available.
The marked for life book from Kirk Charles is an incredible wealth of knowledge on all forms of marked cards. He describs how to make your own Juiced cards as well many other types. Just my 2 cents... Highly recomended.
Kirk's book is a good investment. Hell, all of Kirk's books are a good investment, all the way back to "Tips On Tablehopping".
Juice decks are not the panacia that Shade makes them out to be. Using Juice, without getting caught is much hander than using a Wild deck, or some form of home made reader like the systems described in Marked For Life.
Reading Juice, under fire, is NOT a trivial thing. I would guess most novices using Juice would be more likely to get busted by a layman than those using an easier to read system (like Wild).
Watch ALL the commentary stuff and you'll hear Jason England and Paul Wilson talking about how long it took them to learn to read Juice. Paul's reaction to Jason's comment is priceless.