This is a bad week for mainstream releases. You might want to hit the jump for much more notable indie fare.


Marmaduke
Ah, Marmaduke. It delivered what we expected -- a family film to stay away from unless you're an undiscerning and forgiving kid. William Goss wrote in his review: "The under-ten crowd will no doubt delight by the goofy voices, the doggy dancing, the sprinkled-in scatological stuff, while the adults ... well, for any adult, to watch Marmaduke is to stare into the gaping, digitally-enhanced maw of fluffy mediocrity for a ninety-minute stretch of valuable lifetime." Skip it on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Spread

Before Ashton Kutcher was killing alongside Katherine Heigl, he was finding the gigolo Spread late last summer. An indie romance about a loser whose life revolves around sugarmommas and his new, pushing-40 squeeze (Anne Heche), Jette Kernion called it "a fake butter substitute of a movie, delivering only an oily imitation of what it promises." Skip it on DVD.

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Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?
Now it's time for a Tyler Perry sequel. Eric Snider really loved hated the film, writing: "But Perry handles everything so amateurishly, with on-the-nose dialogue and a complete lack of subtlety or nuance. ... Part of me wishes all of Why Did I Get Married Too? were as whacked-out as the Patricia/Gavin story, because then at least it would be campy fun. But most of the drama is much more tame and derivative than that ." Skip it on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Harry Brown
It doesn't happen too often these days, but with the indie Harry Brown, Michael Caine gets to command the screen. As an added bonus, this starring gig has him delivering vigilante justice, rather than being a bat-boy. But it's a darker look at taking the law into your own hands, which inspired Kevin Kelly to question our glee over gory justice. He also applauded Caine's performance, stating: "Michael Caine is excellent in this role, playing both quiet Harry and dealer of justice Harry both believably and with hubris." On DVD and Blu-ray.

The Red Riding Trilogy

The six-hour mega-marathon known as The Red Riding Trilogy is now on DVD, allowing fans to dig into 1974, 1980, and 1983 together, or as singular, 2-hour journeys. A trilogy of tales that use the Yorkshire Ripper as a unifying theme, Todd Gilchrist wrote: "Although each installment is directed by a different filmmaker, the palpable mystery and melancholy of the source material exerts a unifying control over the story as a whole, and creates a fascinating tapestry of greed, desperation and inhumanity."



The Evil Dead
It's time to celebrate! Sam Raimi's bare-bones horror comedy classic is now in high definition land. As HighDefDigest reviews, the disc allows you to watch the film as 1.33:1 or 1.85:1, with a transfer that offers "the very best the film has ever looked," and "the best the film has ever sounded." Many special features from previously releases are carried over, but not all of them, so this is the disc you buy for the film, while keeping the oldies for the extras.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy The Unrated 'Rich Mahogany' Edition
Finally making the jump from HD DVD to Blu-ray, Best Buy is offering up an Anchorman release rife with new goodies that include deleted and extended scenes, raw footage of "Good Takes" and "Afternoon Delight," and cast auditions. Collider's got all the particulars from the original press release.

Also out on Blu-ray: Beatdown, Deep Blue Sea (Best Buy Exclusive), The Score

Other releases: Apache Rifles, Point of Terror, Girls on the Road, Uppercut Man, Heavy Mental, The Waiting Room, A Quiet Little Marraige, Tormented, 9th Company, Made For Each Other