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The Derren Brown Trick Of The Mind Series 1 DVD reveals the astounding craft of one of the world's leading psychological illusionists. With his unique skills and tricks, Derren Brown both amazes and disturbs people--including, in this series, celebrities such as Martin Kemp and Stephen Fry. Trick Of The Mind is the much anticipated follow-up to "Derren Brown Inside Your Mind" and, as such, his visual and psychological stunts are executed on a much bigger and more adventurous scale. Watch this DVD in awe as the UK's number one showman fuses the power of suggestion, psychology and misdirection to predict and control human behaviour.
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The series would usually get 5 stars but I have given it just 4. This is due to the disappointing amount of extras on the type of DVD where you would expect extras in abundance. I also feel, in terms of the show itself, that Derren has improved with age and is even better now than he was here. He is still outstanding but at times the repetitive 'how many fingers am I holding up' and 'read your mind for 10p' routines get rather tiresome. In addition to this, the DVD version (whereby you can watch episodes in succession) means that you also get very bored of the over-the-phone hypnosis.
Derren Brown is a genius, no doubt about that, and his shows are amazing. I have had the pleasure of seeing him live and was not disappointed. Sometimes, having also watched Series 2, this series relies too much on continued small routines which appear in several episodes (as I have mentioned). The second series is much stronger as it takes longer routines and allows them to be explored in more depth. There is also no repetition between episodes with each having an entirely new routine rather than filling in with previous ideas.
The jury is also still out for me on the Primary School routine. I still don't think the image of the teddy bear really transmitted itself to the kids. As Derren probably now knows, being a genius, those kids just wanted to make a mess with brown paint and probably were not remotely listening to the teacher read the story. Unfortunately this reduced the effect of the entire routine, as the rest of it involving the teacher's interpretation was executed brilliantly. The doll house routine also contained many errors.
Having said all that, 80-90% of the routines are expertly delivered. Highlights are; Stephen Fry Card Trick, Penalty Shootout (Part 1), Martin Kemp picking a random object, the Undertaker routine, the Supermarket vinegar, 'STOP' in the street, the voodoo doll and the invisible man.
Get this DVD, especially at this great price. Also get Series 2 as it is, in my opinion, marginally better.
I thought the DVD extras might be a little more revealing than they are - behind the scenes - is simply that - a camera crew and prodcution mates haveing a bit of a lark - not much explanation about the hardw ork that must go into preparing each illusion.