Bob White’s Torn and Restored Tissue DVD deserves a place in your magic collection.
Chances are every magician reading this esteemed news source is familiar with the Torn and Restored Tissue and has undoubtedly performed it often. It may have even been the first trick you learned. So why would you want to purchase a DVD from 2015 that features just one effect and that effect being one you already know and have performed?
Because it is a fantastic DVD and will stir joy in your 2020 scarred heart.
Mr. White provides a fantastically detailed preparation portion of the DVD. He is detailed and shares his decades of experience with the effect. He gets all the way down to the ply of napkins to use, the color of those napkins (it depends on whether you are performing close-up or parlor), and the grain patterns to detect.
His performance evidences years of perfecting the routine. We are not ashamed to admit that he fooled us at one point. We love being fooled so there is no shame but we get ashamed easily so we thought we would clarify that point.
He takes time to talk and show viewers the incredibly well thought out movements and patter that works so well and seems so fresh. He admits that he has been performing the effect since he was 19 and at the time of the filming, he was 65.
The last portion of the DVD is Mr. White performing the effect live before a real audience. The reaction is great and the performance is as smooth as butter (warm).
If you do the effect, get this DVD. If you have never done the effect because you think it is too simple or too well-known, get this DVD. If you want to see how a professional treats a classic of our art to make a wonderful closing piece, get this DVD. Basically, get this DVD and enjoy the wonderful feeling of your heart filling with peace and joy.
Inside Magic Rating: Five out of Five! Our Highest.