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Warning: This DVD set contains feats that require professional expertise and pose a great risk to the performer's safety. Under no circumstances should any of the stunts performed herein be attempted by amateurs. Persons desiring to learn these stunts should only do so under supervision of a trained professional. Volume 1: Escape from the Ordinary--Join Dixie as he takes you on a journey into the world of escape. You'll learn some of the most powerful escapes ever performed--including some ingenious challenge escapes that will make the average magic show audience look more like a stadium full of crazed sports fans. The escapes on this DVD are performed with ordinary objects. You'll be able to perform them in almost any situation, and they're perfect for the streets. Includes Silk Through Rope Houdini Rope Tie, Spirit Rope Tie, 100 Foot Rope Tie, Knots, Lock Picking, Historic Handcuffs, Thumbcuffs, Escape from a Rubber Band, and German Transport Chain Escape. Volume 2: Handcuffs, Shackles, and Straight Jackets--Over hundreds of years locksmiths and handcuff manufacturers have been called upon to produce a fascinating series of restraints--each more cunningly precise than the last. Dixie will teach you the secrets of overcoming each and every one of these manmade tools of imprisonment so you'll be ready for any challenge your spectators dream up. Includes Escape from any Handcuff, Kellar Rope Tie,Bamboo Torture Device, Shanghai Shackles, Straight Jacket Escape, Suspended Straight Jacket Escape, and Generating Publicity. Volume 3: Large Scale Escapes and Publicity Stunts--Escape artists are the prizefighters of the magic world. Hang (upside down from a crane) with Dixie as he demonstrates and teaches the escapes that get headlines--huge headlines. Dixie doesn't stop with the escape; he takes you one step further by teaching you the secrets of effective escape publicity. You'll learn to write a press release, contact the media, and develop escapes and stunts that garner International press. As a special bonus you'll learn to build your own professional escape box--without breaking the bank. Includes Tom Horn Transport Belt, Assistant's Revenge, Metamorphosis, Build Your Own Escape Box,Escape Stunts and Release Forms, Steel Straight Jacket, and Giant Milk Can Escape. Bonus 4th DVD: Houdini Lives Again--The concept behind the Houdini Lives Again show at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was to take a nostalgic look at what it would be like to see Houdini perform his magic and death defying escapes live on stage. Through the use of costuming, antique props, and music, the show takes you there, back in time, to see Houdini perform live. This 4th DVD is a performance only DVD and includes Classic Illusions such as Sucker Silk, Assistant's Revenge (Stocks of Zanibar), Metamorphosis, Crystal Ball Gazing, Spiritualist Illusions, Mummy Asrah, Shanghai Shackles, Tom Horn Transport Escape, Straight Jacket Escape, Floating Cup, and Milk Can Escape. The bonus material on this DVD includes performances of the following: Burried Alive, Frozen in Ice, 100' Rope Escape, Straight Jacket and Crane Escape in Appleton, WI, Houdini Séance, Escape from Red Tape, an Straight Jacket and Crane Escape in Las Vegas. Vol.1 running time approximately 58 minutes. Vol.2 running time approximately 97 minutes. Vol.3 running time approximately 87 minutes. Vol.4 running time approximately 68 minutes.

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Warning: This DVD set contains feats that require professional expertise and pose a great risk to the performer's safety.  Under no circumstances should any of the stunts performed herein be attempted by amateurs.
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