In a year of incredible mentalism releases, the finest offering has just arrived! Max Maven caps off 2017 with a 4 DVD Essential Magic Collection set. That's right, 4 DVDs, over 9 hours - all Max! And as usual, Max brings you only routines that are professional, polished, and incredibly powerful, some of which have been kept secret for 40 years!
In Kayfabe, which loosely translates to "Secrets", Max lets you in on some of his pet secrets, and anyone who has met Max or seen him perform knows that these are not to be missed. You will be treated to devious and ingenious methods designed simultaneously to baffle and entertain laymen and magicians alike. So order your set today and get ready to learn Kayfabe from the master!
- COGNOMEN - Divine the name of a celebrity thought-of by a spectator in an amazing and practical way with no preshow and only simple props. Perfect for audiences large and small.
- SPY STORY - A volunteer spy chooses mission parameters in terms of location, time, an amount of money and a shape, yet all the chosen parameters were predicted ahead of time in the mission instructions. Truly the definition of finesse.
- RORRIM - The ultimate in coincidence effects, a spectator chooses two cards and places each in a pocket. Despite the apparent freedom of the procedure, the performer reveals the cards chosen and which pockets they are in!
- ABOUT FACE - A staple in Max's repertoire, a psychometry routine where you determine which volunteer artist drew which picture. Virtually guaranteed to generate spontaneous applause!
- POCKET NIGHTMARE and NIGHT FLIGHT - Two methods to generate impossibility kept secret for 40 years. A thought-of card disappears from the deck only to appear in the performer's pocket.
- CAESAREAN SECTION - A spectator takes the deck, selects a card, loses it, wraps it, and hands it to the performer, who finds the card with a knife stab. Truly a miracle in method and effect.
- SCRUTABILITY - Maven's version of The Card Trick That Cannot Be Explained. The spectator shuffles and cuts a deck and selects a playing card. Yet a prediction you placed on the table matches 100% of the time. Simple yet incredible and 100% incredible!
- Thought-of cards revealed - Various methods are presented that will blow your spectator's minds. Included are ZEN POKER, OUT OF MINE, TERRITORY, SINGULARITY, even ROUND ABOUT, an impossible triple card revelation.
- Extensive interviews - Listen to Max talk about his life and career and prolific writings, including Max's philosophy of magic. An amazing and inspiring ride.
- Fabulous Monster - The celebrated documentary of Maven, including performances and interviews with Max and his contemporaries in mentalism.
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Jonathan asks: Has RORRIM appeared in print or on video previously? Thanks.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I believe it's only on this DVD