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Magicflix

Posted: September 6th, 2019, 10:29 am
by Joe Lyons
Has anyone subscribed or have any input on this: http://www.magicflix.com

Re: Magicflix

Posted: September 7th, 2019, 5:08 am
by Zig Zagger
There's a full article about this by Nick Lewin in the latest issue of VANISH magazine, plus a promo code for a free trial.

http://www.vanishmagazine.com

Re: Magicflix

Posted: September 9th, 2019, 1:57 am
by Chris Aguilar
Ugh, I attempt to read an issue of Vanish a few times every year (in the hope that it might somehow have improved) and am amazed at how consistently crappy it remains (even as a free mag!)

Magicflix isn't the worst idea ever, but I can't imagine the breadth/longevity of such a service would be long lasting. I suspect they'll get decent initial signups followed by a marked decline in memberships over a few years time until it's no longer cost effective to run the service. The proprietors seems like nice folks, so for their sake, I hope I'm wrong, but suspect I'm not.

Re: Magicflix

Posted: September 9th, 2019, 9:41 am
by Steve Mills
Chris Aguilar wrote:
Magicflix isn't the worst idea ever, but I can't imagine the breadth/longevity of such a service would be long lasting. I suspect they'll get decent initial signups followed by a marked decline in memberships over a few years time until it's no longer cost effective to run the service. The proprietors seems like nice folks, so for their sake, I hope I'm wrong, but suspect I'm not.


This will be interesting to watch. The lifespan of a magic video is about that of a Mayfly. Just this morning I see Hocus Pocus selling 95 Murphy Lecture DVDs for $225. Cipher that.

I can see a hard road unless they follow the Netflix model and produce their own unique content. We're talking fairly serious sheckels there, I assume.

As always, time will tell.