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Derren Brown - Live
Member Name: Rorytheking
Derren Brown - Live
Advantages: Amazing, Funny, Length, Value
This is actually a review for Derren's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" show, so if it's a bit specific, you'll know why...
*****THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*****
I've always been a fan of Derren Brown. I'm not sure if just his amazing acts or his wit, or even a mix of the two but whatever it is, I find him and his stunts spectacular. Unfortunately I was unable to see his Live show of 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' so obviously I was excited upon discovering it's arrival to DVD, and boy was my excitement well placed.
The show itself is extremely entertaining. Derren is his usual self from start to finish, not only leaving his audience speechless, but also with a smile on their faces. His inclusion of members of the crowd too adds to his act, with the manner of his choosing of each participant making the act even more baffling.
This would be a good time to say, in case you missed the great big warning above the review that this review may contain spoilers. I lied. This review WILL contain spoilers, so I suggest you may wish to stop reading now if you hate knowing plots, but if not, read on. It'll only make it more spectacular when you see it for yourself...
Derren always announces at the start of each show that his acts feature a range of 'magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship', which obviously make his acts what they are. All misdirection aside I have no idea how he is able to perform some of the displays this show feature.
What makes this particular show excellent, and perhaps different to his televison alternatives, is that it features not only feats of "mental" wonders, but also physical ones. What could this be I hear you ask. Well taking an excellent example of one such tricks is when Derren somehow manages to disconnect the blood flow around his body. He then walks on glass which has not only been checked by members of the audience but also added to by the very same people via the smashing of empty Wine bottles.
That is not to say that his non-physical acts are not equally impressive. Not only does he perform his some of his usual "how the hell did he do that" trickery, but also delves into the world of influence, showing his audience how he was able to achieve such fantastic results. This simply adds to his already impressive level of showmanship and really leaves you feeling that you not only certainly got your moneys worth, but also a sense of how amazing the human mind really is (so a kind of feel good factor right?).
The tricks will leave you amazed
Derren's wit as usual is top class
His audience interaction stamps out any feeling of stooge inclusion
Great Value for money
I wasn't there...
Why can't I do that?
Summary: An awesome show and would fully recommend everyone with any interest to go out and buy the DVD
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