If Voldemort, Muggle and Hogwarts doesn't sound like something requiring dermatological treatment, then you know what's leading this week's FOXLight DVD release round-up: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth installment of the fantasy series. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson return for another round of wizard life, love and this time, loss.
Amy Adams is a woman who decides to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", and Meryl Streep is Julia Child in her salad days (or is that Salade Nicoise?) in the Nora Ephron-directed Julie and Julia.
Johnny Depp is notorious bank robber John Dillinger, Stephen Graham is his partner Baby Face Nelson, Channing Tatum is like-minded Pretty Boy Floyd, and Christian Bale's Melvin Purvis is the FBI man out to stop them all in Public Enemies.
Also out this week...
Manic funnyman Bobcat Goldthwait is the unlikely writer and director of World's Greatest Dad, a dark and twisted tale where another manic funnyman, Robin Williams, is anything but, as a failed writer-turned-poetry teacher who has a chance to turn a great tragedy into possibly the greatest opportunity of his life...if he could live with the truth.
Music on DVD includes...
Creed: Live, shot in High Def with a world-record 239 cameras in front of 17,000 fans at the Mitchell Pavilion in Houston this past September
And the first live DVD of George Michael's career, Live In London, which was the culmination of his first tour in 15 years, shot over two shows at Earls Court in August 2008.
And TV on DVD this week includes...
Classic thriller The Fugitive: Season 3, Volume 2
Classic courtroom drama Perry Mason: Season 4, Volume 2
Classic comedy Get Smart: Season 5
The soon-to-end Lost: Complete 5th Season
Cable hit Rescue Me: Season 5, Volume 2
And cartoon juggernaut Spongebob Squarepants: Season 6, Volume 1
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In New York...I'm Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!