I just discovered that The Sopranos was finally released as a complete BD collection in late 2014. I was thinking of buying it, but then I see that our one is missing the Apple/Google digital copies, 28th disk and god knows what else. The US one is even region free, so why can't that just be the one standard version for all English speaking countries? Why do I have to spend hours researching every BD I want to buy and inevitably end up paying through the nose to get it shipped from overseas?
I also noticed this in the Star Wars complete collection I bought last week. It's the 2015 version (as opposed to 2011 version with different art), but evidently there is variation even within the 2015 version. I looked at some reviews and they all show an embossed shell containing a blue plastic case. Mine is a smooth shell with cardboard innards that fold out like a book with plastic disk holders glued on. Which configuration is superior is debatable (I'd prefer the plastic case), but why the hell is there any difference in the first place? Just for fun? Market research shows that New Zealanders (or rather Australians) don't like embossing?