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Californian Dreams / WAVES: Virtual Vacations For Relaxation

Greg Voevodsky  |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Greg Voevodsky
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Color, Digital Sound, Director's Cut, Dolby, Full Screen, Original recording remastered, NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • DVD Release Date: March 11, 2002
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000648AU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #552,709 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Product Description

Get the BEST SELLING - AWARD WINNING - Relaxation / Nature DVD Video Series and see why WAVES won the popular Telly Award, Videography Award & ''Best of Show" Aurora Award! Discover why doctors and therapists recommend Waves for soothing stress relief.

GETAWAY. RELAX. RENEW! Instantly alter your environment and mood by experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty and healing power of spectacular seascapes. Listen to soothing surf and sea birds (without distracting music or narration). Natural images and sounds so vivid - you can almost feel the warm waves lapping at your toes! Virtually sitting there, the long stationary shots will wash your stress away. Experience over 30 of the most pristine beaches and colorful sunsets ever captured on digital video with natural stereo sound. Discover California's coast with numerous seagulls from San Francisco to San Diego 6 relaxing 11 minute 'Day' segments

WAVES naturally helps viewers recovering from illness, injury, or addiction by promoting inner peace and rest. Dr. Jurvetson writes WAVES has "an almost hypnotic effect. It promotes a more restful sleep for me." Gail Cunningham calls it "a powerful, real medicine. As a caregiver for my dad, these tapes are our salvation... fastest way to distract him from pain without medication."

Share with friends and family the perfect gift. Collect the Award Winning WAVES video series. Continue your "Virtual Vacation" in the Caribbean with all new "The Best Caribbean Beaches" (Vol 6.), or continue on with "Hawaiian Zen" (Vol .2), and California's coast in "Californian Dreams" (Vol .3), & "Californian Zen" (Vol .4) or try the best of Waves with 25 inspiring quotes added in "Inspiring Moments" (Vol. 5). (74 minutes, each)

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Loop Play, Full Screen, Plays Worldwide in ALL REGIONS. Nonprofit public screenings are permitted for doctors, therapists and teachers.


Focusing on the waves could be a good meditation aid. -- Napra Review Magazine, May/June 2000

The crisply recorded natural sounds and sharp soothing images presented here should have wide appeal. -- Video Librarian Magazine, Nov/Dec 2000

The scenery is stunning. True to the Packaging's claims, the surf action is soothing; -- New Age Retailer, July/Aug 2000

There is something very calming and hypnotic about these digital diversions -- DVD Verdict, Feb. 2003

Customer Reviews

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice scenes - disjointed presentation format January 18, 2003
By A Customer
This DVD does have some nice scenes, however single scenes sometimes stay on for as long as three minutes. For example, the opening scene is looking at the Golden Gate Bridge from a walking birds eye view on the beach - for three minutes. The waves are only about 3 inches high. And I really don't need a flock of seaguls walking up and looking into the camera.
The biggist problem is that the DVD is divided into seven separate "days," with the same redundant view of palm trees followed by very annoying computer graphics rolling into view at the beginning of each new section. It is guaranteed to wake you up and annoy you if you were starting to relax. And almost all of it was shot from the same very low point of view, withought ever giving you a real perspective on the scenery.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waves December 27, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
I got this video for Christmas and I love it! After all the stress and rush of the holiday season, it was very therapeutic to relax and enjoy the sounds and sights of the beach. I felt as if I was transported to the beach through the television. The director should be given an Oscar! Thank you! P.S. When will you make more?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a wonderful nature video- peaceful and beautiful. November 3, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I've watched it 10-12 times! It's very very relaxing to watch and listen to... with just the sounds of ocean waves lapping on the beach without any music. It sure works for me. I've bought several copies including California Dreams for my friends as gifts. I love it! It's great stress relief especially during the holidays.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Seagull
These videos are totally awesome. I have wanted to be home by the ocean again, and enjoy the beauty and peace of the sea, but life has not permitted it at this time. I have found the closest thing tho now. What a blessing!
I have bought three of these videos, and there is no favorite one. I suggest you get them all. They are so relaxing, you can almost smell the salt air.
If you want to relax, enjoy beautiful ocean scenery, seagulls, sand and surf, these are the best!!
You will not be disappointed.
Believe me I have prayed that I could find something to get rid of the stresses living in the city, and to just relax by the ocean shore, and now I have my answer. These video's take you to the most beautiful shores, where you can sit back, read, or listen to your favorite music, and not have to shake off the sand.
A beautiful work of art, this man has captured the beauty of nature.
So if you want to relax and enjoy~
I highly recommend WAVES!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful stimulating look at California's coast. November 3, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
After watching Waves, I feel as though I had just returned from the coast. As a freelance photographer, I love to watch the ocean beauty and the seagulls at sunset. This video captures the ocean's timeless beauty for all of us to enjoy when we want- natural sounds and all. It's truly spiritual. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Stress Reducer June 15, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I love all the Waves videos. Hours of continuous peace. We never thought we'd feel it again! As a care-giver for my handicap dad, these tapes are our salvation. Powerful real medicine. Fastest way to distract him from pain without using meds. Quick way for mom and me to meditate, relax or escape. For anyone these tapes are the ultimate stress reducer with immediate results. Instant mood altering for ones whole environment, giving hours of peace whether you are sitting in front of it or not! Any of these videos are a good investment, and gift especially for those on limited budgets.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Californian Dreams Waves April 20, 2002
This dvd California Dreams is so relaxing.Day 1 starts with San Francisco overlooking the golden gate bridge with lapping waves and a distant foghorn.Although distant this foghorn is loud enough to here thru a tv.Day 2 Monterey features huge waves and pounding surf.Waves form before other waves break.Day 3 Big Sur features waves almost as big as Montereys and numourous sea gulls.These gulls seem like they surround you and when they fly it looks like they could fly out of the tv.Day 4 Santa Barbara features mostely lapping waves but at the start you see a sky diver flying over the sea.Day 5 Santa Montica has some large waves to start with but at sunset it ends with lappers.Also I was surprised to see what appeared to be a fair with a farris wheel spinning next to the ocean.Day 6 San Diego has some pretty impressive waves to start off with but at sunset it ends with quiet lappers.The picture quality on this disc is sharp and crisp and the sound is great.I actually liked this one better than Hawaiian Dreams for three reasons.This has bigger waves,foghorns,and the San Francisco Bridge.However;if you like ocean waves you should get Hawaiian Dreams to compliment this one.Californian Dreams is one dvd you should add to your dvd collection.
Now available Best Caribbean Beaches.Now you can take a virtual vacation to the caribbean.Others coming are
Best Bahama Beaches December
Best Virgin Island Beaches Late December
Caribbean Daydreams Coming In January
And coming July 2004 Florida Beaches
Also if you like nature walks in the woods with just nature sounds nature walk is coming sometimes in 2004.
I highly recommend the Caribbean,Virgin Island and Bahama waves dvds to go with the California and Hawaiia ones.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great American Beauty in Your Livingroom!
I find choosing a favorite among Greg Voevodsky's remarkable 'oevre' very near impossible. One must choose among equally stunning jewels. Read more
Published on January 13, 2005 by Bruce King
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Relaxing!
I have owned this video as well as the California Zen video for a couple of years and the quality is top notch! The sounds of the waves are relaxing and the sunsets are awesome! Read more
Published on July 13, 2004 by Murray Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars california dreams
I have been looking for just such a video for a very long time. I have bought others,not the wave series,and been very dissapointed with their lack of beauty and quality. Read more
Published on June 20, 2004 by margaret a osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST STRESS BUSTER EVER!!!!
I really love this! It is so relaxing and calming. The scenes are just breathtaking and you are mesmerized by their beauty.
As an unexpected treat, my cats love it too! Read more
Published on March 8, 2004 by Crazy Cat Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Calming and Hypnotic
The Waves Virtual Vacation series is perfect for anyone who has spent or always wanted to have spent time in these environments, re-living the sound of the crashing surf, the... Read more
Published on March 24, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome DVD, sunsets breathtaking
Awesome DVD, sunsets breathtaking, magnificent vistas, extremely relaxing A+++ Just like being on the beach, and very serene... Read more
Published on March 19, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and relaxing
California Dreams captures the essence of the coast that we love to visit on weekends when we need to get away from the busy metropolitan area that we live in. Read more
Published on February 4, 2003 by Dave Porter
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Spectacular!
I loved Hawaiian Dreams. But with the spectacular cliffs, distant fog horns, and diverse California scenery, this is a very close second. Read more
Published on February 27, 2001 by Jamie Brush
5.0 out of 5 stars Waves is the *best* for relaxation...
This beautiful collection of Waves is wonderful in it's tranquil simplicity. I don't know if I like California Dreams or Hawaiian Dreams better---I'd get both!
Published on September 12, 2000
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