Eugene Burger is, without question, one of the most fabulous magical thinkers or our time, yet many are unfamiliar with his large body of work. That’s a shame.
If you can start anywhere, start here. This is a comprehensive sampler, so to speak. We’re huge fans of “vintage” Burger, and these were all the VHS tapes he put out over a period of years, collected and expanded (you even get a beautiful companion book).
Because Burger is interested in Bizarre Magic (there is an example of that in this series), people forget what a fabulous layperson’s magician he is. Above all else, you must admire this about Eugene: he has EXCELLENT choice of material. On Gourmet Close-up (included), you have literally a lifetime’s worth of KILLER magic: his shotglass surprise production, his invisible deck handling, his tan canister routine…fabulous stuff. If you work for real people and want to scare them, entertain them, and leave them with powerful stories, this is the set.
The Chicago Tapes by Eugene Burger, is actually a set of 3 DVD's and one explanation booklet. This incredible collection features an in depth look into the routines, effects, and even the life of Eugene Burger. This collection is truly a must have!