Magical Bag Escape Video Download MP4 format
Normal Price of This Download is $30.00
We are happy to be creating professional quality props for the famous Bamberg Bag Escape along with a complete set of DVD instructions.
If you just want to know HOW it works, well, you can dig up Tarbell # 5 and find it there.
The effects is straight forward and direct. The performer invites an audience member to examine a cloth bag. It is found to be made from a single piece of cloth, with seams sewn completely on each side, doubly for strength.
The performer asks to borrow a jacket, or alternatively takes some prop or other garment with him, as he steps INTO the bag. (Could be done with your assistant if you prefer, but I always preferred being the one in the bag.)
Next, with the performer in the bag, the magician's assistant holds the bag up, while the spectator walks all around making certain the fabric is solid. The magician assists by poking and prodding the bag from INSIDE.
The bag is dropped for a moment so the performer's head shows, so he can give a moment of last minute instruction to the spectator.
The bag is gathered at the top, and a wide piece of cloth is used to tie the top of the bag shut. The top end of the bag is then held by the spectator as a tube curtain is raised around the bagged performer.
The top of the bag is ALWAYS in view however, as it is held by the spectator and droops out over the side to the front.
A fast three count and the bottom of the bag comes flying over the top of the curtain!
At the same instant, the curtain is dropped and the performer is standing there, having almost instantly penetrated the bag!!!
The spectator and performer step forward, and untie the bag. The spectator is invited to reach inside making certain all the seams are still sewn and the bag is solid (It really is!) and INSIDE the bag is the borrowed jacket, prop or garment that went in the bag at the start with the performer.
This cements in the audiences mind that this is the same bag, it is solid, and somehow the performer penetrated the fabric while leaving the other item behind!
The bag can even be sent back to the seat with the spectator.
There is nothing to find!
This illusion can be seen on large stages, DOES require two people- the performer and his trained assistant, and can be purchased with or without the curtain.
This is a classic of magic, long within the public domain, and produced here with the proper props.
Dean Montalbano, who performed this illusion for over 10 years (You can see an actual video of him doing it at age 18 at a comedy club Here) will host the how to, accompanied by a young performing DUO showing you their version of this classic as well.
Dean will discuss the ins and outs, caveats and all the things you need to know to learn and do this illusion properly.
If you want something that packs FLAT (Like in a brief case) but plays big (Doug Henning used this trick in his live performances and TV appearances all the time) and does not cost thousands of dollars.... THIS is it.
If you want the Bags, Cloth Tie Wrap and DVD only... the price will be $295 But pre-release you can order it for $225 and YES your discount can be used!
If you want to add the curtain, the price is $595. ($500 on presale)
Note, the bags are about 7' high. As you can see in the demo, you would be expected to hunker down inside the bag before it is tied, and the tied bag is LONGER that the bag by itself.
We CAN make longer bags for extremely tall performers, but write to us first so we can discuss if this is an actual need or not.
Most people THINK they need to stand fully erect inside the bag- but this is in fact not feasible unless the assistant who raises the curtain is able to raise and hold the curtain over your head.
If you are UNDER 5'6", you might in fact ask to have the bags cut down and hemmed to 6' to cut down on bulk.
If you have any questions about this, or if you really just want to know how it works, check out Tarbell or buy the DVD by itself for $35.