The Devil's Picturebook - Derren Brown

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Postby The Jordan way » Nov 14th, '03, 13:57



This is tremendous how we are talking about hair lines and hair!!! I thought this was a magic web site, I'm just logging on to nicky-clarke.com to talk about magic!!!! Brilliant!!!

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Postby andycoates » Nov 17th, '03, 15:52

Ive just ordered my copy of the video on sunday, how long does the delivery normaly take? I know it says up to 2-3 weeks, but there still cant be that big of a backlog, is there?

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Postby Charles Calthrop » Nov 17th, '03, 15:58

Mine came in less than two weeks. I agree with everyone else who has raved about this video.

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Postby andycoates » Nov 17th, '03, 16:02

With so many excelent reviews of this video, i feel this is going to be a very long 2 weeks to wait....

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Postby bananafish » Nov 17th, '03, 16:06

If its any consolation youre not the only one that has just ordered it (I just hope I got my order in first!!! :twisted: )

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Postby Mandrake » Nov 17th, '03, 16:07

Just to make you feel better, mine took 6 weeks from date of order to date of receipt. Mind you, they did say there was a 2 month delay as it was over the Summer Holiday time so they actually did it 2 weeks early!

I'd say it was certainly worth the wait. Never mind the explanations and the secrets, just to watch Derren perfom the tricks is worth the wonga!

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Postby andycoates » Nov 17th, '03, 16:16

6 WEEKS!!! 42-DAYS 1,008-HOURS 60,480-MINUTES 3,628,800-SECONDS....Tick,Tock,Tick,Tock...........

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Postby Mandrake » Nov 17th, '03, 16:31

And when it arrives you lock yourself away with the TV and video player and just watch the thing with your mouth open in sheer gobstruck amazement. Not just from the skills displayed but the sheer brass nerve of the guy in using and getting away with the most humble and basic of moves to work some of the effects. Stuff so simple you already know it but don't even know you know it - it's just there in your head. It's all down to the way he does things.

(By the way, 2 weeks is also a very, very, very, very long time (much evil cackling and hee-heeing for effect!)

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Postby andycoates » Nov 17th, '03, 16:35

Go-on just keep rubbing salt in the wound, everywhere i look with his video there is nothing but excelent reviews and praise for Derren Brown "The Cunning Linguist"

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Postby Mandrake » Nov 17th, '03, 16:42

No worries - if yours doesn't arrive, phone me and I'll play part of the sound track to you. £5.00 per minute of course!

(Mandrake mumbles his way though the afternoon and pauses to reflect on the leisure time to come later this evening. There's nothing on the box so perhaps a video - but which one? Well, goodness me - here is one which has something to do with picture books and devils - perhaps that would be nice? Hmmmmm? Mandrake is an evil swine at times!)

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Postby seige » Nov 20th, '03, 20:45

Thinking of watching this later tonight actually.
Trouble is, it is SO hard to digest everything on the tape in one sitting, as I find myself reaching for a deck and getting distracted.

I'm sure all those of you who're buying this won't be disappointed.

But if you've got any reason to complain about this video, then may your underwear be ever infested by Aardvarks, and your breath forever smell unpleasant.

So there.

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Postby bananafish » Dec 4th, '03, 01:09

I've just watched this and my mouth is still wide open. This Video isn't just worth having it's essential. Not only for the tricks, but JUST for the performance subtleties.

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Postby SharkTrager » Dec 4th, '03, 17:21

I've just done the most stupid thing. Having read this thread, in my excitement I just went and ordered a copy. Then I realise that I haven't got a video player. Think I just presumed it was DVD.

Hmmmmm. Does it come wrapped so that I can sell it on as brand new when it eventually arrives?

What a Bozo! :oops:

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Postby BaBaBoom » Dec 4th, '03, 17:30

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Can you contact the company and cancel the order at all ?

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Postby BaBaBoom » Dec 4th, '03, 17:41

lol

Fair enough :)

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