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Topic: The creative magic of Pavel DVD's
Message: Posted by: Epting (Oct 13, 2002 01:17PM)
I have buy the complet collection of Pavel's DVD " The creative magic of Pavel", and the demonstrations at the begining of each DVD was not excellent ! You can see the gimmicks and a lot of secrets moves ... This problem ruin the pleasure !! On the over hand, some tricks are difficult to build ... But you can find some of good tricks, especially on the Vol. 3 ( mental special ) . But once again, I'm very disappointed by the low quality concerning the demonstration parts ...
It's a shame, because Pavel is very nice ...
Ludo. :(
Message: Posted by: bekralik (Oct 13, 2002 02:00PM)
>You can see the gimmicks and a lot of
>secrets moves ... This problem ruin the >pleasure !!

I wasn't as turned off by the exposure as you were, but I rewound the tapes and laughed when I saw him palming the coin in the coin thru balloon routine. Poor camera angle.

Yes, there are a FEW good and new gems on here ... overall, for 4 tapes worth, I wouldn't say I got too much value, especially because there's no one tape with all the good stuff on them, of course. Hopefully, even some of the cornier effects can be adapted and used in a different context to suit differing people's tastes. I hope this doesn't set a new standard for videos (ie 4-volume sets rather than 3).
Message: Posted by: Ron Reid (Jan 5, 2003 08:38AM)
Hello:

I bought volume two and just finished watching it. I think I agree with others that there are some very nice (even brilliant) things smattered among a lot of mediocre things on this tape.

I bought this tape to learn how to attach magnets and snap fasteners. Pavel's explanations weren't real good, but I think there's enough information for me to give it a go.

A couple of his rope segments were VERY good...especially the Professor's Nightmare segment with the long and short ropes.

His coin thru balloon is very clever, but too angly. The moment when the coin penetrates the balloon looks like real magic.

The main problem I have with much of Pavel's stuff is that I can't use it - so much of it depends on an audience sitting all in front of you, or at a distance so they can't see some of the gimmicks.

Overall, I'm satisfied with the tape because I think I'll be able to make my own rope gimmicks. And I really like a couple of the rope routines - they're as magical looking as I've ever seen. The rest of the tape is a mild dissapointment.

Perhaps when he speaks in his own language, he does better...but Pavel does not do a very good job explaining the routines in english.

Ron Reid
Message: Posted by: jw_2101 (Jan 5, 2003 08:51PM)
I too was somewhat dissappointed... I did not find stuff that I would use... at tis point at least...

regds
Jonathan
Message: Posted by: psychic (Jan 6, 2003 02:32AM)
It is more of production quality issue here, not Pavel's creativity, which I think is much more superior than mine!

These tapes/DVDs I would recommmend to anyone, especially Vol 3
Message: Posted by: wally (Nov 9, 2011 09:48AM)
I want Creative Magic Of Pavel - Volume 3 - DVD anyone got it , I will trade, thanks.
Message: Posted by: wally (Jan 23, 2012 09:34AM)
Still looking .pavel volume 3.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Mar 1, 2013 11:02PM)
Are these tapes available in DVD format? And, in fact, are they still available at all?
Message: Posted by: motown (Mar 1, 2013 11:56PM)
There available as a 4 DVD set from L&L publishing. There's some excellent magic on them.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Mar 2, 2013 08:14AM)
Thank you! I had them on VHS but no longer have a VCR
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jul 25, 2014 06:06AM)
I'm really disappointed to see, after hitting Google, that most if not all of Pavel's VHS tapes are not available on DVD.

I did a search for the Pavel Cabaret Potpourri series, and struck out. I'm putting together a new act, and thought maybe one or two of the items might brighten up my show, but I'm having no luck. I used to own these on VHS tape, but that is history. My search for this series on DVD is fruitless.
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Jul 25, 2014 07:03AM)
Pavel's work is on DVD.

http://www.llpub.com/zenshop/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=Pavel&inc_subcat=0&sort=20a&page=2

His older stuff can be gotten directly from the Pavel web site (PAL but a PAL player can be had as a free download to your computer).

http://www.pavelmagic.com/us/mainhome.php?p=dvd_props_us
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jul 25, 2014 07:08AM)
I sure do appreciate the link, my friend! I'll check it out.
Message: Posted by: BlackZ (Jul 25, 2014 11:38AM)
So from 1 to 10 wich vote would you give to this work?
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jul 25, 2014 11:48AM)
It's been a long time since I watched it. Years in fact. I just remember that many of the effects were very colorful.
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 26, 2014 08:51AM)
[quote]On Jul 25, 2014, BlackZ wrote:
So from 1 to 10 wich vote would you give to this work? [/quote]Pavel was a very creative and inventive fellow. These DVDs refect that. There's a lot of diversity on them. Depending on the the kind of magic you like, some of the DVDs may appeal to you more then others. Overall, I would rate them between a 7 and 8.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jul 26, 2014 09:39AM)
When you say he "was" I'm wondering if he passed away?
Message: Posted by: BlackZ (Jul 26, 2014 10:41AM)
[quote]On Jul 26, 2014, motown wrote:
[quote]On Jul 25, 2014, BlackZ wrote:
So from 1 to 10 wich vote would you give to this work? [/quote]Pavel was a very creative and inventive fellow. These DVDs refect that. There's a lot of diversity on them. Depending on the the kind of magic you like, some of the DVDs may appeal to you more then others. Overall, I would rate them between a 7 and 8. [/quote]

Thanks for the answer
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jul 26, 2014 10:44AM)
Is he still among the living?
Message: Posted by: slowkneenuh (Jul 26, 2014 11:22AM)
On February 8, 2011, PAVEL died from cancer in his home in Switzerland.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jul 26, 2014 11:27AM)
Ok. I'm very saddened, but I thank-you for the update.
Message: Posted by: wally (Mar 9, 2019 09:19AM)
Looking for volume 1. Magnets, will trade for vol 3 mental. U.K.