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David Blaine - Fearless
By J. Pepoon
How does do it and what planet is he from? Fascinating dvd that integrates the entertaining world of magic with everyday life. I have repeatedly watched the "illusions" etc. that Mr. Blaine presents and am still entertained and baffled by many of them. He is truly one of a kind and his presentations are as skillfully done as the results are amazing! "Dallas Hall of Fame running back Smith, please take the deck and pick a card"...and then another unexplainable mystery unfolds.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
It's All About Deception
By A Customer
David Blaine is a master. This collection of "greatest hits" from his previous three TV specials is astonishing. Yes, it's all an illusion. Yes, super slo-mo allows you to pick many of the card tricks apart. Yes, you can see how he does some of it. But that sure doesn't mean you or I or anyone else could do it.
This is not slick Vegas-style magic. This is one-to-one personal interaction between Blaine and his audience. The send up, with his 'mysterious aura' about him is tolerable. I actually enjoy it, understanding the context with which he presents it. Magic is very, very old, and this guy is as much a student of its history as he is a master of the craft.
I was going to describe my three favorite scenes but then realized that would ruin the presentation. So, I will simply say what they are. Buy this disc and see what you think.
Personal favorite: Asking a woman on the street to think of the name of person important to her.
Second personal favorite: The little girl and her mom at a sidewalk cafe.
Third personal favorite: Levitation. Seeing is believing!
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This guy is supernatural
By Christopher G. Lewis
It seems like David Blaine does standard old-school tricks like biting the quarter in half or sleight-of-hand card switches in order to make his more mind-blowing illusions seem a little less spooky. I have read the editorials by magicians debunking some of his more pedestrian tricks but I haven't read any plausible explanations on how he managed to aid the guy in buying the winning $1600 lottery ticket (don't tell me they cut out the footage of hundreds of losing tickets) or managed to drop a woman's ring into a sewer grate and then find it minutes later inside a tiny liquor bottle on the ground behind the crowd of onlookers. There are at least a dozen of these "tricks" on the DVD that are absolutely astonishing. He is an unworldly character and the video is an outstanding document of his abilities.