In this exciting new video series, he shares with you not only his most famous creations but also many
highly guarded secrets, ideas and routines, many of which are right out of his professional act.
Volume 1 - The Act
It's a rare thing when one of mentalism's leading minds divulges the secrets to his professional act - the material he's been earning a living with for decades. Yet, on this volume of an extraordinary video series, that's exactly what Richard Osterlind does - sharing not only the methods, but the fine details, of the powerhouse effects he's been wowing corporate and trade show audiences all over the world with. Watch him amaze the audience in performance and then go behind the scenes as
Osterlind, along with host Jim Sisti, shows you how it's all done.
Volume 2 - The Osterlind Breakthrough Card System
In this volume of Richard Osterlind's landmark video series, he shares perhaps his greatest contribution to magic and mentalism - the Breakthrough Card System, considered by many to be the most ingenious playing card stack ever devised. The spectators could look at the cards for hours and never discover its devilish secret and, for the first time, Richard Osterlind, along with host Jim Sisti, shares twenty years of effects, performance tips, ideas and shortcuts with his inspired creation.
Volume 3 - Assorted Mysteries
In the third volume of this groundbreaking video series, Richard Osterlind shares some of his most treasured Mind Mysteries. There are impromptu miracles to perform for friends at the dinner table along with more elaborate pieces suitable for large stage audiences. Watch him as he baffles a live audience and then go behind the scenes as Osterlind, along with host Jim Sisti, shows you how it's all done.
Volume 4 - More Assorted Mysteries
In this final volume of his amazing video series, Richard Osterlind performs some of his most well-known routines in addition to some new, astounding effects that have never been revealed before. You'll see how strong this material is in front of a live audience and then you'll go behind the scenes as Osterlind, along with host Jim Sisti, shows you how it's all done.
ULTRA BOARD-For the first time on video, see Richard Osterlind perform his classic Mental Epic type effect with an ungimmicked board!
SPOON BEND-A totally new bend with an ordinary spoon that looks impossible! This takes spoon bending to new heights!
FORK BEND-Three forks just melt over at the mentalist's command! It looks like power shoots from the mentalist's hands!
THE VERY MODERN MINDREADER-This is a whole act that uses nothing but a few cards and envelopes. This one can make your reputation as a mind reader!
DIGITAL FEEDBACK-This is the best calculator effect ever! You will stun your audience numerous times and leave them with an ending they will remember!
INSIDE THE FOLD-This is one of Richard's most cherished secrets! An audience member calls out a number. He is handed a folded card which has been in the performer's empty hands from the beginning. The chosen number is predicted inside. It is that clean!
STAINLESS STEEL BLINDFOLD-This is one of the classics of mentalism. See Richard perform his favorite routine right out of the manual!
PENOMENALLY (PSYCHIC CONTROL)-A pen placed on a bottle moves at the mentalist's command! There are no threads and the movement is totally under the performer's control!
STOPPING A WATCH-The actual mechanics of stopping watches and changing the times are demonstrated. Richard discusses the applications to many types of watches. Also included is controlling a compass and how to mentally destroy a hotel room key!
MIRACLE FLYING CARDS-See Richard do his classic routine in a new updated fashion in front of a large audience. You will see why this has been called one of the best stand-up card effects ever created!
SPIRIT WRITING ON CARD-This is a totally new routine! A number of blank and ungimmicked index cards are displayed. One is chosen and a design is called out. When a lighter is run across the card, the chosen design is burned into the card! Richard also shows how to control the flame of a lighter!
MULTIPLE KEY BENDING-This is Richard's personal routine for bending a number of borrowed keys in the hands of a spectator! See how Richard uses suggestion to first cause her hands to lock together and how she feels the keys bending! The best method for bending keys on stage!
CLIP LINE DELUXE-Once you see this effect, you will really understand what's so special about Richard's thinking! The classic Clip Line effect is performed in such a way as to look totally impossible even if you know the original secret! This is spectacular!
AMAZING MEMORY DEMONSTRATION-This may be the most important routine in the series! Not only will you learn one of the most stunning demonstrations you can perform, but the advice Richard gives could change the very way you live!
STENO ESP-This is Richard's method of doing the classic Mental Epic-type effect with nothing but a steno pad! Not only is this easy and fun, but you will see how Richard's thinking reverses some of the workings!
OUT OF HAND-This routine has long been unavailable. It won widespread acceptance when it first appeared on Richard's Challenge Magic. With this, you will have one of the most entertaining Six-Card Repeat-type effects ever invented!
INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH LINK-The performer repeatedly links and unlinks a large industrial spring from a coat hanger with ease while the spectator fails every time! The routine grows in impossibility until the spring actually unlinks in the spectator's hand!
COIN SNATCH-Richard Osterlind's own way of doing the old classic with a clever new addition which will convince your audience that you have the fastest hands in the world!
ORIGINAL INSIDE OUT-This is the first time this effect has appeared anywhere! A single folded card repeatedly turns itself inside out with just a wave of the hand! The effect grows as a paper clip is placed onto it. What's more, the card is given out at the end!
On David Blaine's Magic Man TV Special, he features a design duplication effect. A variation of this is taught on this DVD. On David Blaine's Magic Man TV Special he makes initials mysteriously appear on his arm after rubbing ashes over his arm. This effect is taught on this DVD.
TEST CONDITIONS II-Remember the Test Condition Card Effect from Richard's first series? This is another effect with the Breakthrough Card System that will floor even advanced card men! You find a chosen card under impossible conditions after the spectator returns the card himself and shuffles the deck!
TRIBUTE TO TARBELL-A spectator thinks of a card. Another spectator brings her hand down on the spread deck and finds the first person's card! A killer anytime, anywhere mystery!
PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPOSSIBILITY-A mentally chosen card mysteriously vanishes from one half of a deck to appear in the performer's pocket! See how Richard takes a standard effect and turns it into a major mystery!
MATCHBOOK PREDICTION-This is one of the most entertaining and mysterious card effects you can do! A chosen card appears on the inside cover of a book of matches not once-but twice! The audience howls with delight!
ESP STACK-Richard shows his new ESP stack and how it is used to duplicate the actual tests devised for these cards. This routine looks just like the real thing!
OSTERLIND DESIGN DUPLICATION (ODDS)-Richard's revolutionary method of doing the design duplication effect. This routine was developed based on actual laboratory techniques for testing ESP and is the closest thing to real ESP!
ASHES ON THE ARM-The classic effect is updated by Richard. A spectator writes the initials of a family member on a piece of paper which is burned. The ashes from the burned paper are rubbed on the mentalist's arm (or hand) and the initials appear in the ashes! This looks uncanny!
PEN PADDLE MOVE-This is Richard's trademark routine which he uses in trade shows. The writing on a pen repeatedly appears and vanishes. You will be amazed at the effect Richard achieves using this classic principle!
DAD'S FAVORITE-The spectator cuts a deck of cards over and over into four final piles. The top cards are turned over and found to be the four Aces! This amazing effect was actually taught to Richard by his father when he was a young boy!
HAUNTED KEY-Richard performs the classic Haunted Key effect using the methods from his classic book, Making Magic Real. You will see how the key turns over with no movement of the performer's hands!
SOLID GHOST-This classic is one of Richard's favorites! A solid ghost appears inside the dark recesses of a folded handkerchief! It is tapped with a spoon and felt by a spectator before it disappears back into nothingness! Watch how Richard uses this to close the show
QUESTION AND ANSWER ACT-This act is worth the price of the whole series! Questions are written by the audience and collected in open view. Still the mentalist answers them in an impossible way! Not only is this act new and stunning, it is the simplest Q&A act of them all! You will LOVE this!