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Anthony Asimov
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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know about a DVD project I've just completed that I'm very excited about called "ALIEN CONCEPTS". It's something I've wanted to make for a very long time and I'm happy to say it's done and will be in stores (thanks to Murphy's Magic) in a few weeks. To see the trailer, visit Murphy's website: http://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=51774

It's a privilege contributing to our huge body of magical literature, and this DVD package includes some of my best/favorite effects. If you pick it up, please email me and let me know what you think.

All the best!
- Anthony

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Anthony Asimov's ALIEN CONCEPTS DVD series spotlights 9 out-of-this-world routines designed to captivate any earthling. Featuring Asimov's full 45-minute live show, over two hours of explanation, and the secrets behind his most closely guarded effects including "The Skulls of Anarchy" (a matrix-style effect using tiny stone skulls and Tarot Cards), "The Alien Thread" (Asimov's innovative colorful twist on the classic "Gypsy Thread" illusion) and "This Is Nuts" (a powerhouse showstopper), you will learn strong visual magic from an innovative magician that will boldly take your audiences to new places. Bonus materials include three visual performance-only routines that Asimov regularly performs in his close-up show. Asimov's magic has been seen at hundreds of college campus performances, Off-Broadway, on TV, and he is a member of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

VOLUME 1:

The Alien Concept
An eerie journey in thought manifestation that uses a toy plastic alien and a burst of light to make an alien face appear on a signed playing card being held tightly between the spectator's hands.

Cosmic Appearing Cards
Three cards randomly named by different audience members suddenly appear inside of a hat that has been inspected and sitting on the table the entire time... ends with a diabolical twist.

The Alien Thread
Asimov's visual and clever update on the classic Gypsy Thread plot enhances this stunning effect with new and colorful (im)possibilities.

The Twin Card
In a self-working routine, a spectator pairs two cards together using only his decisions and a single die.

The Skulls of Anarchy
A surreal and visual matrix-style effect that uses supernatural props... 3 tiny stone skulls, a gemstone, and 4 Tarot cards.

VOLUME 2:

The Cloned Cards
A mind-boggling yet simplified version of the classic Wild Card routine where a stack of duplicate cards unexpectedly begins changing one at a time into a card the spectator "accidentally" chooses.

This Is Nuts
A showstopper... a card freely chosen by a spectator appears inside of a walnut that is randomly selected from a bowl of walnuts on the table.

The Untamed Dollar
In a baffling routine with a borrowed dollar bill, a walnut, a shot glass, and an empty card box, the dollar seems to have a mind of its own when it starts vanishing and reappearing in unexpected places.

A Close-Up Encounter of the Third Kind
After three spectators select and sign their cards, they are shuffled into the deck and then revealed in visual ways... the first is torn and restored, the second teleports to a tiny box that's been in view the entire time, and the third visually changes right before the spectator's eyes without any cover whatsoever... signature and all.
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billappleton
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This DVD just got 90+ at the Wizards Product Review
squando
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I am waiting for my set.
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Got a great review in Vanish magazine as well.
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I just got this DVD set and I am really impressed. There are some drawbacks, but none that would make me regret purchasing this set.

For the first DVD we get to watch an unedited 45 minute performance of the show. Set in a studio, Anthony stands behind a table and performs for a group of about 7 (from what I can see). The camera is a bit shaky, I wish they could have had 5 cameras in there, but it's not too bad.

The material is great! This is material that wouldn't be great for walk around, but if you have avenue where you can set up in private and have the audience sit in front of you the material will appeal to you.

For a 45 minute long show there is a lot of card material. I love card magic as much as everyone else, but I did find that it became repetitive.

A few stand outs for me were The Alien Thread, The Skulls of Anarchy (Anthony, what music did you use for this???), This Is Nuts, The Untamed Dollar and A Close-Up Encounter of the Third Kind.

I am a magician who does it all, kid shows, corporate events, private events, etc. But, my true passion and big goal is to have a show at a local winery ala Steve Cohen-esque. These DVDs have helped me see what works and doesn't and I really did enjoy the material.

Anthony is charismatic, fun and very engaging.

If you're looking for the latest trick that you want to show your friends, this is not for you. But, if you have the ability to control your venue and performing space and want real working material this is definitely for you!

Josh
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Josh, thank you so much for the nice comments. The music for "The Skulls of Anarchy" is the love theme from "Cousins" - Copperfield used it in a show once and I absolutely loved it and it was perfect for my matrix. "The Alien Thread" was a breakthrough for me because it really cements the idea that the thread really DOES restore (the tiny piece of colored thread fusing with the white thread is a "clincher" to the audience), and "This Is Nuts" is how I close my every show now. It's so strong, nothing else can follow it. I am grateful to be sharing my effects, I have been receiving some wonderful emails from magicians who have purchased "Alien Concepts". I do a lot more magic than what I put on that DVD, so maybe I'll create another DVD Smile
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Hey all this is a great DVD "This Is Nuts" and "The Untamed Dollar" are worth the price of admission

Anthony come on by the Garage if you are in the south bay thanks
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Bill, thank you very much! I'll definitely stop by when in the area. Good day to you Smile
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This is a great DVD I love many of the tricks very simple great for Parlor and small party I really loved the Alien Thread , Alien concept, This is nuts. Anthony is great thinker makes it simple Teaching is also good
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I like the alien thread. is it very good for adult close up. I may buy this Anthony Asimov's ALIEN CONCEPTS DVD
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Agreed, the Alien Thread is my favorite "Gypsy Thread" routine PERIOD. Top notch DVD set, which prompted me to acquire the "Skulls of Anarchy" routine and props -- a unique and wonderful Matrix Routine.
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