Glued to my Seat by Hypnosis.,
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This review is from: Derren Brown: The Specials [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this for my teenage daughter for Christmas but we all watched it as a family.
There were four 'set ups' on two DVDs and given that they were all equally entertaining, the product was very good value for money.
The Seance was outstanding entertainment. I was also able to explain to my daughter what was happening with the oija board before Derren did which made me feel like a clever dad! I found Derren Brown's hypnosis skills throughout the DVD to be phenomenal - he just touched people and they went into a hypnotic state.
We all enjoyed The Robbery too and it shows that many of us can be pushed to do illegal things. The preamble to the big robbery was the group of subjects going in to a newsagents and pinching sweets. It was hilarious. In the 'Robbery' Brown also replicated the famous Authority experiment whereby subjects think they are delivering an increasingly massive electric shock to another human being. I found this to be an important education for my daughter.
My family were fascinated by Derren's horse racing and gambling trick - but I'd seen this programme before, still clever though.
Derren Brown is always entertaining, often comes up with a surprise ending and I feel comfortable that he has behaved ethically towards his subjects.