First off, it's not a glitch in fab, at least not in the general user population. I created a bkup of "A History..." with express - main movie, probably v. 220.127.116.11 (did it back in March), with little or no compression as I recall, absolutely no problems...flawless bkup.
I'm having a little trouble following your post...I see that you've used various combinations of applications (and I agree...they're all great apps) and I note that you said,
"...I use DVDFab to create a folder of the movie only. I use DVD Shrink to create an .iso the burn with DVD Decrypter or save to HD..."
Have you tried simply to let express do the whole process...put the source disc in your reader, the blank in your burner, click main movie, click start and walk away?
BTW, as of 04/14, v.18.104.22.168 is out of the beta stage and is a final release version.