Shane Delia's Spice Journey-Series 1 (2013)
Main Menu Audio & Animation
|Year Of Production||2013|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Subtitles||English for the Hearing Impaired||Smoking||No|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
There have recently been two cooking shows on local TV with the word Spice in the title, Spice Trip from the UK which was showing on the ABC and this (much better) one, Shane Delia's Spice Journey which is showing on SBS.Shane Delia is a young Melbourne based chef and restauranteur of Maltese heritage. He has run an award winning restaurant in Melbourne for a number of years and appeared as a guest on a number of local food related shows such as Masterchef. Recently he has made this television series for SBS which is his first role leading a television production. This show consists of ten episodes and is a travelogue combined with cooking show. He travels to his native Malta but also through other areas of the Middle East such as Lebanon and Iran looking for interesting food experiences and inspiration for his own recipes or variants on dishes he experiences in those countries. The show includes both scenes of his travels and food experiences in the Middle East and cooking scenes in his kitchen back in Melbourne.
The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio.It is 16x9 enhanced.
The picture was clear and sharp throughout. Shadow detail was good.
The colour is very good.
There were a few minor MPEG compression artefacts and some minor aliasing.
There are subtitles in English for the Hearing Impaired for the episodes.There were no obvious layer changes.
The audio quality is good.
This discs contain an English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Dialogue was generally easy to understand throughout but the subtitles were useful for accents.
The music sounds good and adds to the show.
The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menus featured music and motion.
Over two hours of extra cooking scenes are included mostly of Delia in his home kitchen. There are some interesting things here, however, as they have not been edited for the show some scenes go on too long. Certainly those looking for more detail on recipes and techniques will find them here.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This set only seems to be available in Region 4 at the moment.
The video quality is very good.
The audio quality is good.A large selection of extra scenes are available on disc 2.
|DVD||SONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|