Make your own free website on Tripod.com

HN Magic Reviews logo 

HARVEY NERZOF
 

MAGIC REVIEWS


                                 NEW 2007 EDITION: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE EBOOK
                                  
[Right-click and "Save As..."]

 

Welcome to the HN Magic Reviews website. It contains my reviews of several hundreds of magic tricks, props, books, videos, DVDs, CDs and accessories painfully gathered in more than 20 years of magic and mentalism.

If you are a performing magician, mentalist or stage hypnotist, you drawer is certainly full of items you have never used: this gimmick needs a coat, this prop is not examinable, that trick is for stage shows only, spectators can only watch from a restrictive angle, this secret device is too bulky, that one is too noisy, people can’t talk to each other at the end of the effect etc. etc. etc. These concerns certainly sound familiar – but you discover them only after the purchase. My reviews focus on the negative aspects of the magic products, the “dark side” of the tricks, in order to provide some constructive critics and help you in assessing whether the purchase is worthwhile or not, independently from the misleading magic ads.

Please note that I do not buy, trade or sell anything, I do not belong to any magic/mentalism/ hypnosis organization, I am not acquainted with any famous performer, and I do not accept ads, sponsors or affiliate links on my website (the ads you see are part of the free hosting deal, and are not under my control): this hopefully allows my opinions to be as “objective” as possible... take a quick look at my tiny best-of and at my large magical junkyard to see what I mean.

All the reviews are also posted in the wonderful Magic Cafι, which is a very well-managed discussion forum; however, due to the ever-increasing difficulty in locating the reviews among one million messages, I decided to create this website to allow an easier consultation (and to satisfy that egocentric feeling). For your convenience, all the reviews include a link to the relevant pages of the Magic Cafι, should you wish to view or post further comments. I have also prepared a 160-page PDF Ebook with all magic reviews, in case you wanted to download, print and burn them: CLICK HERE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE EBOOK. You can distribute it freely, but please do not alter its contents. If you wish to be informed about updates, new reviews etc. you may want to subscribe to my free newsletter as well.

Hopefully these reviews will be of some assistance in your magical journey, saving you time and money in locating the best effects for your own performances. Find out what’s right for you… and enjoy!

H.

List of Reviewed items

 

Most recent items are on top of each category:

 

EXCELLENT:

HN Magic Review 117: SGM Vol 19: The Magic of Tom Mullica – Tom Mullica

HN Magic Review 114: Close-up Hypnosis Vol.1: Stop-Smoking Mentalism – Fabio Tabbo’

HN Magic Review 14: Real Mind Reading DVD / videotape – Docc Hilford

HN Magic Review 6: Wonder Words Volume 1, 2 and 3 – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 2: Psychological Subtleties – Banachek

 

VERY GOOD:

HN Magic Review 103: An Evening at the Tom Foolery DVD / videotape- Tom Mullica

HN Magic Review 82: Building Blocks – Luke Jermay

HN Magic Review 80: The Extraction (booklet and gimmicks) – Mark Ghia / Kevin Dunn

HN Magic Review 78: Floating Bill – Michael Ammar

HN Magic Review 79: Card on Ceiling – Michael Ammar

HN Magic Review 75: Easy to Master Invisible Thread Miracles DVD / videotape Volume 1, 2 and 3 – Michael Ammar

HN Magic Review 71: ESR (Electronic Slow Rewinding Invisible Thread Reel) - Magic Shop M

HN Magic Review 55: Hypnoheat - Viking Magic

HN Magic Review 54: Sussurus Arcanus audiotape– Docc Hilford

HN Magic Review 51: Classic Renditions DVD / videotape Vol. 3 – Michael Ammar

HN Magic Review 50: Classic Renditions DVD / videotape Vol. 2 – Michael Ammar

HN Magic Review 47: Band of the Hand – Docc Hilford

HN Magic Review 43: Folding Bunny Bill – Robert E. Neale

HN Magic Review 25: Miracles of Suggestion – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 20: Weerd Enough – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 12: Theater of the Mind – Barrie Richardson

HN Magic Review 9: Peek Performances – Richard Busch

HN Magic Review 5: 7 Deceptions – Luke Jermay

 

GOOD:

HN Magic Review 112: Fickle Nickel – John Cornelius/ Ronnie Gann

HN Magic Review 108: Killer Konceptions – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 107: Kolossal Killer – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 106: Visual Impossible Penetration (VIP) - Mike Powers

HN Magic Review 100: Mini Rabbit From Hat - Dick Barry

HN Magic Review 99: Holey Terror II – Mike Powers

HN Magic Review 98: Peek Encores – Richard Busch

HN Magic Review 92: The Stock holder – Gregory Wilson

HN Magic Review 89: The Cantrip Codex: a Guide for the Advanced Enigmatist - Tony Doc Shiels

HN Magic Review 87: Fortune and Fate – Anthony Lindan

HN Magic Review 84: Linking Life Savers / Linking Polo Mints – Colin Gilbert

HN Magic Review 69: Paper Balls over the Head DVD / videotape – Tony Clark

HN Magic Review 68: Mobile Mentalism - Mark Strivings

HN Magic Review 66: Boomerang Rubber Band – Chris Kenner /Dan Garrett

HN Magic Review 64: Psychokinetic Pen (PK Pen) - Banachek

HN Magic Review 63: Celebration of sides DVD / videotape – Robert Neale

HN Magic Review 61: Psychokinetic Touches (PK Touches) - Banachek

HN Magic Review 60: Wonder Pen-a-tration – Doug Edwards

HN Magic Review 38: Magic with rubber bands DVD / videotape Volume 1, 2 and 3 – Dan Harlan

HN Magic Review 37: Psychokinetic Silverware DVD / videotape – Banachek/Gerry Mc Cambridge

HN Magic Review 36: Easy to Master Money Miracles DVD / videotape Volume 1, 2 and 3 – Michael Ammar

HN Magic Review 35: Psychokinetic Time – Banachek

HN Magic Review 30: Jump! – John Kennedy

HN Magic Review 21: An Enchanted Evening – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 1: Dynamic Mysteries – Richard Osterlind

 

AVERAGE:

HN Magic Review 113: Ultimate Float Controller (UFC) - Stefan Schutzer

HN Magic Review 111: Bent Cent - Ray Koenig

HN Magic Review 102: Encyclopedia of Paper Money Magic – Mike Bornstein

HN Magic Review 101: Rising Dollar Bill – Mike Borstein

HN Magic Review 96: Bottle Thru Table – Norm Nielsen / Tony Clark

HN Magic Review 95: Mentalism Lecture Notes – Ian Rowland

HN Magic Review 76: Flickers – T. Everett Bookings III

HN Magic Review 67: Expert Impromptu Magic Made Easy DVD / videotape Volume 1– Tom Mullica

HN Magic Review 59: Perfect Pen – John Cornelius

HN Magic Review 58: Perfect Holdout (gimmick+videotape)– Antonio Romero

HN Magic Review 57: Final Book Test – Elian Agaian

HN Magic Review 56: Exploding light bulb – Yigal Mesika

HN Magic Review 48: Healed and Sealed – Anders Moden

HN Magic Review 32: Sense of Touch – Ian Rowland

HN Magic Review 31: Zoom – Ben Harris

HN Magic Review 29: Finger Fantasies DVD / videotape – Meir Yedid

HN Magic Review 24: 5 Minutes with a Pocket Handkerchief DVD / videotape – Quentin Reynolds

HN Magic Review 23: Kentonism – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 17: The Paper Rose DVD / videotape – Docc Hilford

HN Magic Review 10: The Raven set  (gimmick + videotape) – Chuck Leach

HN Magic Review 8: Pure Effect - Derren Brown

 

BELOW AVERAGE:

HN Magic Review 109: Flashback - Larry Becker

HN Magic Review 105: Another Book - Karrell Fox

HN Magic Review 104: Cut and Restored Credit Card - Mark Leveridge  

HN Magic Review 77: Gellerism Revealed – Ben Harris

HN Magic Review 73: Mind and Matter – Stephen Minch

HN Magic Review 46: The Elevator (gimmick + cdrom) – Peter Loughran

HN Magic Review 44: Fat-free Mentalism – John Riggs

HN Magic Review 40: Unfaked Book Test – Val Andrews

HN Magic Review 39: Brain Control – S.W. Reilly

HN Magic Review 26: Creating Material and Making Performances Memorable – Kenton Knepper & Allen Zingg

HN Magic Review 13: Classics – Bruce Bernstein

 

WEAK:

HN Magic Review 97: Center Tear Bill – Craig R. Dickson

HN Magic Review 94: Dishalicious - Daryl

HN Magic Review 91: Ah-ha! – David Harkey / Eric Anderson

HN Magic Review 88: The riddle of Chung Ling Soo, Chinese conjuror – Will Dexter

HN Magic Review 86: Elastrix vol. 1 – Ed Mishell & Abraham Hurwitz  

HN Magic Review 81: Making Contact -Satori

HN Magic Review 72: The Web – Jim Pace

HN Magic Review 70: The X-pert Device – Neil Tobin

HN Magic Review 62: Linked for life – Andy Leviss

HN Magic Review 52: Penomenon – J. Mirage

HN Magic Review 49: Who wants one, say I – Tom Osborne

HN Magic Review 41: Miracles from the Hip – Mark Striving

HN Magic Review 34: Really Linked – Bernard Sim

HN Magic Review 33: The Joining – Jeff Pierce

HN Magic Review 27: Live In Lecture, M.I.M.E 1a – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 22:  the X Book – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 19: Rants into Rave – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 18: Sorcerer Series 1,2 and 3 – Kenton Knepper

HN Magic Review 7: Credit Card Fraud – Brad Manuel

 

JUNK:

HN Magic Review 118: Shocking – Vincenzo Ravina

HN Magic Review 116: A Ghost on the Table – T.Everett Bookings, III

HN Magic Review 115: Zinger – Meir Yedid

HN Magic Review 110: The Self Levitation video/DVD – Ed Balducci / Michael Maxwell

HN Magic Review 93: Super Neck Cracker (Bone Crusher) – Tom Burgoon

HN Magic Review 90: Liquidizer – Klamm the Magic Man

HN Magic Review 85: Altered States – David Regal

HN Magic Review 83: Coin Holder – Tannen Magic

HN Magic Review 74: Clipped – John T. Sheets

HN Magic Review 65: Linking rubber bands – George Murray / Norm Nielsen

HN Magic Review 53: EM Pocket Charger – Mark Allen

HN Magic Review 45: Pocket Levitator – Andrew Mayne

HN Magic Review 42: Universal Holder  - Alexander de Cova

HN Magic Review 28: ImMAKulate Ring Flight – MAK Magic

HN Magic Review 16: How to Perform Impromptu Levitations DVD / videotape – Docc Hilford

HN Magic Review 15: Zero Gravity – Mike Bent

HN Magic Review 11: Excalibur gimmick  – Daniel Miraskill

HN Magic Review 4: Compact Key – Marvoyant

HN Magic Review 3: The Eighth Maneuver – Luke Jermay

 

 

 

 

Click here

 

 Rating: EXCELLENT


Rating: Very good

 

Rating: Good

 

Rating: Average

 

Rating: Below average

 

Rating: Weak

 

Rating: Junk

 

         

          © 2002-2007 Harvey Nerzof