If Manimal were to hit DVD in R4 only, then talk to me.
Actually I think Home Theater Forum and The Digital Bits (the two best DVD sources online, IMO) have talked about this and I think the consensus is they don't get it either. For example, Japan recently got some of the most killer packaging ever for the Alien saga - the case was literally an Alien head with a clear skull so you can see all the discs inside. There's also the R2-only Borg cube for the Star Trek series which was also gorgeous.
Why the bloody hell we don't get the cool packaging is beyond me. and don't point to the foamy Evil Dead SE packaging - that doesn't count at all.