True Astonishments Box Set (9
DVD's and Props) by Paul Harris - DVD
Imagine that thrill when you were a kid and
got your first bike, your first dog, your first car. Imagine the thrill you got
when you read the early Paul Harris books or the Art of Astonishment books.
These are all moments you will never forget. You'll get that same feeling as you
take a journey through Paul Harris' True Astonishments.
Astonishments will be Paul Harris' current, definitive, and final legacy.
This is a monumental project of the highest caliber from the production to the
material... it's simple, elegant, practical, and beautiful. True
Astonishments is one of the most important projects to be released in the
last 30 years.
With the True Astonishments Collector's set you
Be part of the most important project to come along
during your time in magic - Paul Harris' True Astonishments..
- 9 DVDs in three fold cases with elegant images and artwork to inspire.
- Material ranging from exciting new creations by Paul and friends to
groundbreaking work on many Paul Harris classic effects.
- Effects with cards, coins, bills, business cards, lighters, bottles, leafs,
buttons, oranges, and so much more.
- Interviews with David Blaine, Eric Mead, Michael Ammar, Eugene Burger, Jeff
McBride, Mac King, Chuck Martinez, Looy Simonoff,. and with Paul himself.
- Secret props to help create cutting edge astonishments.
- In addition to the jam packed reputation making content contained within,
you'll also find yourself twisting along secret passageways filled with hidden
treasures. In OVER 40 hidden cookies throughout the DVDs you'll discover amazing
bonus effects, interviews, and footage just waiting to be found.
- Performances and teachings by Bro Gilbert, Wayne Houchin, Jeff McBride,
Cheng Lin, Andrew Gerard, and other top creators and performers.
- PHoote Notes for most effects which is Paul discussing his thoughts, ideas,
tips, and added handlings for each effect.
- The TA Pen which will revolutionize the way you think about magic with
- Truly astonishing effects, interviews, philosophy and beautiful landscapes,
all specially shot in the rain forest of a tiny beach town on the coast of
British Columbia. The live performances include a cast of friendly dogs, walks
in the wilderness, weird PH tidbits and a glut of local beauties who experience
the True Astonishments.
- You'll find this all packaged in a beautiful, custom made wooden box which
will handsomely and proudly display this important collector's set. NOTE: Current boxes no longer include the lock or wooden
Here is a peek into True Astonishments:
Twilight Angels: Wayne Houchin performs a beautiful rendition of
this classic PH effect. Paul has said repeatedly that this may BE his all time
Backlash 2: Paul and TA director Bro Gilbert
took one of one of the most popular effects from the Art Of Astonishment books
tore it apart, rebuilt it from the ground up and pumped up the ending till it
New Leaf: Another ingenious organic piece of strange
from Paul and Bro. This new version of Leaf moves into the spectator's hands
completely, and with a simple rubbing, everything becomes whole again. The next
time you're in the middle of the woods and someone asks to see something magical
you've got a lifetime supply of props and a beautiful little moment to share.
Cheng's Change: This is mind-blowing. Perform Zapped! with normal
cards. Five cards visually morph into fine different cards right under their
noses. Did we mention NO GIMMICKS?
Big Tiny: A spectator's
signature reassembles itself and multiplies in their hands. They honest-to-god
truly mix up the cards and then the ink morphs into their name.
The New Las Vegas Leaper: Ok, this is so brilliant and so
simple! Basically, you do the original PH routine with some new touches and add
a whole new twist to end on. You'll kick yourself for not having thought of it.
Tubular: Paul's impromptu miracle where two signed bills
impossibly morph into one bill with both names... all in the spectator's hands.
Cheng's Riser: The card visually and slowly rises towards the
top. Then with barely a wave of the hand it melts right through to the very top.
No gimmicks, just beautiful methodology.
Growing Card by Tomoyuki
Shimmura: This bizarre piece of strange happens in full view. A card visibly
squishes out of shape as it slowly stretches and grows to twice its size in full
view. Beautifully performed and taught by Robert Smith.
Casanova Inc: Steve Haynes contributes two streamlined elegant
handlings of his breakthrough Casanova Concept with business cards.
Half Moon Trading Company: Paul has devised a brand new principle
that is guaranteed to expand your mind using a normal card case and a borrowed
Half Moon Voodoo: A new re-wired version of Guy
Hollingsworth's Voodoo Card that ups the happy and glad quotient. You can show
the deck freely before the start of the trick. There's nothing to find.
Pack of Lies: A brand new look at the PH Vanishing Deck. Bro's
knock-out handling will forever change how we vanish our decks.
with Happy Ending: Paul's completely new method for the classic Solid
Deception. The deck goes solid just like before but this time the cards happily
Dr. Fun: After over forty
attempts Paul finally nailed this biggie that has all the impact of Deep
Astonishment and The Anything Deck, except you can use ANY deck. Imagine the
emotional impact when you are able to predict the happiest moment of someone's
Name Dropper: A spectator is able to mysteriously and
visually print her own name.
Lubor's Lens: This is the definitive
work on Reality Twister. For everyone out there who just couldn't figure out the
right presentation for this, the wait is over. Along with a brand new
presentation, you get your very own Lubor's Lens included with the set.
Naked Strange: Paul's immaculate gimmickless, impromptu version
of Strange Travelers. Simple, powerful and true.
Andrew Gerard adds a new psychological twist and turn to Card Warp that left
Paul and Bro speechless. Andrew warped their minds so thoroughly, they had to go
back to the tape and re-examine what they thought had happened.
Transcendental Bar Bet: Transcendental Bar Bet: This is the
PH completely hands off, in your face (and on the table), card vanish. Oh yeah,
the deck is completely normal and you never touch it during the vanish. The
spectator actually vanishes the card herself.
Andrew Gerard is back with a self-working Stop masterpiece that leave your
holding your favorite spectator's hand. All you have to do is show up and deal.
Tensegrity: Patrick Snowden's strange improbably balanced card
sculptures have been pumped up to a new gravity-defying level. Can be done
anywhere, surrounded, etc. A true piece of strange that leaves one dangling from
the crumbling edge.
Reswindled: PH's hand picked choice as the
definitive version of Reset. Caleb Wiles has come up with the real work. The two
piles never touch and he's added a fully integrated big finish!
Smoking Eye: This beautiful feature PH creation with a
couple of signed examined matches was inspired by Paul's kid sister Janet when,
after surgery, wisps of smoke began coming out of her eyeball.
Weirdling: Michael Weber has taken a stack of those coffee cards you get at
your favorite local java joint and flipped them inside out. Comes with your own
special coffee cards.
Ripped and Fryed: Charlie Frye has come up
with the most incredible Torn And Restored Technology to date! Whether you play
with this in the mirror or on the town, you will love doing this!
Cellmates: Meet your soulmate!. She gets your number, you get
hers and you both share plenty of laughs along the way. Cellmates is Paul's
no-pressure romance inducer with a no-worry ending that puts the odds in your
Water Trap: Bro Gilbert's
unimaginably cool new approach to Doug Bennett's signed- coin- in- matchbook
plot. A genuine breakthrough new method that allows you to improv the prep with
a normal matchbook in ten seconds!
Dunn's Deal: Shaun Dunn
presents his version of Galaxy. This time, the spectator is shuffling her whole
way through the entire effect. Just when they think it's all over... you tell
her to shuffle again.
Invisible Palm by Wayne Houchin: You've
seen the video of Wayne performing this for years, now learn all the finesse and
handling he's brought to this PH classic.
Truly Screwed: This is
the new and improved Improv Screwed Deck. Incredibly visual and a treat for your
fingers. And the really screwy thing here, is the worse you do the key move here
the better it looks.
Belly Button: This is
Paul's unbelievable brainstorm for doing card through window with a
campaign-type button.. using the spectator's own shirt as the window!
SOS: Paul's new version of Color Stunner is more streamlined,
simplified and simply a better more joyous thing.
Muscle Bend: A
borrowed coin bend that starts and ends with empty hands. Involves a mystery
"organic ungimmicked gimmick" that will change the way you bend coins forever.
Unstable Label: Andrew Gerard's "Label to Inside of Bottle" with
no palming or gimmicks. Perform with a normal bottle in a moment's notice.
TA Pen. Having fun yet? This 9th and final
DVD includes a special PH custom gimmick which will not be available separately
for quite a while.
What is the TA pen? It's a new gimmick that makes
immaculately clean bill changes, switches, and animations. Everything about the
pen is self-contained and can even be handled and used as a normal pen by
If you thought this is all enough to keep you busy for a
couple of years, you'd be right. But there is one last final thing on DVD 9:
Paul's very own Angel Cake.
Angel Cake is....a slightly troubling
once-in-a-lifetime principle. This slice of ph cake almost definitely will give
you some sleepless nights contemplating the philosophical implications of this
karmically loaded astonishment.
Angel Cake is...a brand new theory in
bill changes that allows you to....well, you'll just have to find out for
Paul Harris' True Astonishments... the truth is finally