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Topic: Deadly by Randi Rain
Message: Posted by: LegendaryEgos (Jan 31, 2007 12:20AM)
Does anyone out there have this one? It was just released by Hocus Pocus. (www.hocus-pocus.com)I don't have it but I have seen it performed. It is a pretty awesome bit of mentalism. It plays exactly like the ad copy.

I am thinking of getting this but would like a review.



PS. The quality of the props look amazing!
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jan 31, 2007 12:45AM)
The only reviews that will be so far are from my friends I showed at the magic meeting in Arlington Texas.

But I have a college show this weekend.
I will be doing this trick, and filming it.
So expect a video soon.

Message: Posted by: pegasus (Jan 31, 2007 10:56AM)
This is the effect...

Which Deadly Sin are you? You'll see...

A spectator is asked on stage. A table containing plaques of the seven deadly sins lay behind the magician.

The magician then asks the spectaor to go and choose one of the sins. They can choose any sin and for any reason they wish. Once they have chosen the sin, they are asked to show the plaque to the audience. This is all done behind the magician's back, of course.

The spectator is then asked to step back in front of the magician, as the magician never turns around. The magician then tells the spectator which sin they have chosen and why they had chosen it!

The audience will be in awe, and the effect is DEADLY.
No Stooges
No Forcing
No PreShow
No Planning
No Spectator Queuing
No Helpers
Can be Done Blindfolded
Comes complete with specially constructed platform, plaques, and complete DVD instructions!

Remember, this is a Hocus Pocus Exclusive, which means you'll only find it here, and nowhere else.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Quinn (Jan 31, 2007 08:24PM)
Sounds like a potentially powerful effect.

My question, based on having only the information provided in the blurb: why on earth would you need a specially constructed platform and plaques to do it?
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jan 31, 2007 10:11PM)
"why on earth would you need a specially constructed platform and plaques to do it?"

Because it's not real magic, it's a trick.
I'm not trying to be smart, well maybe a little, but really just giving you a hint.

Message: Posted by: Xiqual (Jan 31, 2007 10:13PM)
On 2007-01-31 23:11, randirain wrote:
"why on earth would you need a specially constructed platform and plaques to do it?"

Because it's not real magic, it's a trick.

That is the best answer I have heard on this website.
Good on ya Randi,
Message: Posted by: oombob (Feb 1, 2007 12:04AM)
I can achieve this same effect and have the spectator choose from 52 items as opposed to seven.

Message: Posted by: pixsmith (Feb 1, 2007 02:19AM)
I'll say this about Deadly --

I have seen the effect, and it is as advertised.

The plaques are beautifully made, with terrific illustrations of the sins, and are easy for the audience to see from a distance. They allow the spectator to make a selection of a sin and display it to the audiece without making noise that would cue the performer audibly. It is possible to do this effect a number of different and seemingly impossible ways.

The plaques are presented and displayed nicely so that the audience can tell at a glance that they are all identically shaped, and that they are indeed, seven deadly sins. The spectator has a free, unguided choice of sins, the effect may be repeated with different outcomes on a virtually unlimited basis, and if you have any kind of performance/theatrical ability, you will have a nice segment in your show.

And trick or real magic(I have doubts. . . .), a misplaced modifier or two in ad copy are neither rare nor the end of the world.


Pix "pick a sin, any sin" Smith
Message: Posted by: LegendaryEgos (Feb 1, 2007 10:05AM)

You have 52 deadly sins?? Dang, you have problems! jk

Just like all magic a major part of this effect is your patter. Randi has an awesome routine with her patter...just like other effects, how good the trick is a lot of times depends on good patter...I have seen some magicians do a bad trick but the patter is so good they sell the trick. With this one, the effect is awesome and the patter just adds to it. There are so many possiblities with this one.

Randi, LOL...nice response!!

Message: Posted by: gmmagic124 (Feb 1, 2007 10:47AM)
Sounds wild. Good idea with the routine. I like stuff like this.
Message: Posted by: LegendaryEgos (Feb 2, 2007 09:08PM)
I know these are selling really well...has anyone rec'd theirs yet? Still want a review!

Message: Posted by: Gilgamesh_The_Librarian (Feb 4, 2007 07:14AM)
Sounds like its how good the props are that is key here.

There are a million different ways I can think of to do the effect and I am not interested in parroting anybody elses patter.

However a prop maker I am not, so this sounds interesting.