Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca (2014)
|Category||Cooking Show||Deleted Scenes|
|Year Of Production||2014|
|RSDL / Flipper||
Dual Disc Set
|Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|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|
Cooking shows are hitting television thick and fast these days and one of the latest is this entrant starring Silvia Colloca. Silvia is an Italian born actress who lives in Australia with her husband and children. Her husband is Richard Roxburgh and they met on the set of Van Helsing. In this series she is exploring her Italian heritage especially in three regions of Italy which don't always get airplay in other cooking shows, Abruzzo, Le Marche and Molise which are on the eastern coast of Italy facing the Adriatic Sea. She explores the rustic cuisine of these areas using her parent's home kitchen, restaurants of relatives and friends and visiting local producers of various foodstuffs. She is an attractive and natural presenter, obviously passionate about the subject. The beautiful scenery of the areas is also shown off in this series. The recipes which are prepared are simple for the home cook to try and look very tasty. They include a wide variety of meat, vegetable, seafood and sweet dishes.
The series includes 10x23 minute episodes, spread over 2 DVDs.
Recommended for foodies.
This video transfer is very good quality, typical of a modern television production. The picture is nicely sharp and the colour shows off the food and the beautiful scenery. There is some mild grain at times and a little blocking here and there. Technically, this is a 1.78:1 16x9 enhanced presentation as you would expect.
There are subtitles available in English for the hearing impaired which are clear and easy to read.
|Surround Channel Use|
Two small extras.
The menu features music and motion.
A deleted scene from the show featuring Silvia cooking Chick Pea Soup in her family kitchen.
A deleted scene from the show featuring Silvia cooking Walnut & Chocolate Cake in her family kitchen.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This show is currently only available locally on DVD.
The video quality is very good.
The audio quality is very good.The extras are minor.
|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|