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Topic: Magic of Michael Ammar DVD set
Message: Posted by: Review King (Aug 5, 2009 03:47PM)
Anyone take the plunge and get the set that can share their thoughts?

http://murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=44856

Volume 1 - Command Performance
Iceman Cometh
One-Handed Bottom Deal Force
Corner Switch
Salt & Pepper Transposition
The Vanishing Glass - Two Methods
Card Matrix
Pull Tab
Torn & Restored Cigarette
Billy Balloon

Volume 2 - World-Class Close-Up
Beanie Weenie
Striking Vanish (David Williamson)
Coin in Pen Cap - Two Versions
The Yeast Card - Card to Matchbook
Ambitious Card Bluff Move(Tommy Wonder)
One-Handed Card Fold
Coins Across - Two Versions (Mike Gallo)
The Gallo Pitch
Card on Ceiling
$2 Bill into 2 Ones
Bonus:Gary Ouellet—Moves on the Ambitious Card
Deck Vanish
Coins in Silk (Ammar)

Volume 3 - A Touch of Magic – Coins
Michael Ammar’s Master Coin Routine
Retention of Vision Vanish
Palming a Coin
Wiped Clean
Sonic Squeeze
Black Hole Coin Production
French Drop
Spider Vanish (Ed Marlo)
Coin from Elbow
Coin Blown from Nose
Bending the Coin
Coin Clip (Goshman)
Coin to Key
Coin on the Ceiling
Coin in the Bottle - Close-Up Version
Coin in the Bottle - Stage Version
Coin Through Hand
Shuttle Pass
Multiple Shuttle Pass
Part 2
Pencil Through Quarter
Flip Switch (Bob Elliott)
Coin Switch (Ammar)
One Finger Spellbound
Rick Anderson’s Amazing Coin Vanish
Coins Through the Table (Mike Gallo)
Lapping a Coin
Coins Across - Two Versions (Mike Gallo)
Han Ping Chien Move
False Count with Coins

Volume 4 - A Touch of Magic – Cards
Bluefield Debut
Swivel Card (Flip)
Card from Card Box
Hindu Bottom Force
Bluefield Debut - Second Version
Name a Card Force
The Side Steal - In Depth Explanation
Color Changes Card to Wallet
Necktie Second
Double Lift from Bottom (J. K. Hartman)
Card from Card Box (Gambler’s Palm)
Switching Sandwich
Top Card Cover Side Steal (Ed Marlo)
Card Catch (Lorayne, Marlo)
Kosby Switch
Applications for Top Card
Cover Side Steal
Sandwich Card
Two Color Changes
Ambitious Card Moves
Lapping a Card
Inversion - 3 Methods (James Lewis)
Ace Kicker
Half Pass
J. K. Hartman Pop-Out Move
Tilt Move (Marlo/Vernon)
Mechanical Reverse (Ken Krenzel)
Cardini Snap
Visually Yours
One Handed Bottom Deal
Bonus:Gary Ouelett—
Sillery Slice
Charlier Cut
Double Cut
Message: Posted by: Salby (Aug 6, 2009 09:47AM)
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This is a GREAT COMPANION if you have his Book:

The Magic of Michael Ammar.

Buy all 5 items... You won't be sorry that you did.

All his stuff is killer material (some you will need to prepare, like the 2 items that deal with ice-- NOT my "cup of tea".) But the card, coin, thumbtip, rubber band, and other effects are definitely worth the investment.
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Message: Posted by: Frankie636 (Sep 1, 2009 04:24PM)
This just got reviewed in the September '09 issue of GENII.

Although it states a few things are outdated, the bulk of it is great stuff if you are a coin or card lover.
Message: Posted by: flagg (Sep 13, 2009 11:01PM)
This is exacly what you found in is book?
Message: Posted by: Review King (Jan 22, 2010 01:08PM)
Michael's card work on this set is first rate. Things you don't see him do on the easy to master set like passes, side steals, etc. He gives a master class on Marlo's side steal.

The one move "Ambitious Card Bluff Move (Tommy Wonder)" is actually Phil Goldstein's ( Max Maven ) move. Tommy Wonder used it in his Ambitious routine and got credit for it,but it's Max's move.

It's good to see the set on DVD because there is important work on it that still holds up.
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Jan 22, 2010 08:22PM)
I had these ages ago when they were avaiable on video tapes, still its killer material.
Message: Posted by: Review King (Jan 23, 2010 01:00AM)
They came out on VHS around 2000. I was surprised to see how good Mike was with the cards. I just had never seen him do any advanced work like that.

He does a great teaching of the Gallo Pitch.
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Jan 23, 2010 01:31AM)
He had more hair at that time :lol:
Message: Posted by: Review King (Jan 23, 2010 02:13AM)
We all did!