Why is it these retailers keep releasing the same titles? Talk about a chore. I know its cool to have choice and all that, but for someone who is on a limited (aka: wife approved) budget, I tend to stick with the releases from retailers I am most happy with in regard to quality. Mantalab, KimchiDVD and Nova seem to get it right most of the time (not all, but most). I've all but given up on HDZeta, their releases of late have been a shambles. I don't even bother with FAC, as their shipping rates to the southern hemisphere seem to include the rental of a private jet.
I like options. Some may have a better SteelBook or slip. And some people like to buy every release of their favorite movies. The major problem to me is that the release dates are so varied you either have to get lucky there is still stock, buy the earliest released premiums, trade, or overpay.
That won't happen with new film releases
Film Studio/Distributors want to get sales from as many countries as possible so some releases will be WEA and WWA
You can get one retailer only WEA release with some back catalog films but if it's a release that sells well it makes sense for distributors to release again in other countries and they can do this as they own the rights to the film and all artwork
Film industry relies on re-releases of popular back catalog films to survive
I'm looking forward to seeing what Manta come up with as I missed out on FAC release
I have the WWA steelbook on pre order with HMV but will double dip if I like what Manta come up with as it going to be WEA release