The 23rd FISM World Championships of Magic
In the October 2006 issue of Genii was the Special FISM Supplement which went through the whole festival and gave descriptions of all the acts, as well as some of the controversy. This DVD was not nearly as complete as the magazine. You do not see all the acts, only the finalists for the stage and close-up, however, based on the descriptions from Genii, there was some editing done to shorten the acts for the DVD. The 90 minute TV show features a layman host who guides you through various parts of FISM, you get to see the finalists in Close-Up and Stage as well as clips from various other acts. There are short interviews from magicians talking about the FISM and about magic and the host meets a couple magicians who show him magic tricks between the stage acts. The program ends with the announcement of the new World Champions. Entertainment value for the Layman is good, for the magician is okay.
Date Added: 09/29/2008 by Anthony Derrick