Concur. While some studios tend to use HDR in a gimmicky fashion, there are some classic movies where HDR has made (in my opinion) a huge impact.
E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 2001: A space odyssey to name a few, look SPECTACULAR with HDR. I always chuckled at every DVD, VHS and Blu Ray of E.T., because they NEVER got Elliot’s red hoody color correct. It usually ended up orangish, over-saturated red (almost glowing), or severely muted. The 4k UHD got it right though, and I attribute that to a fresh scan and having the availability of WCG and HDR.
Close encounters of the third kind really impressed me. There were a few moments, that I actually sat there thinking I was watching film. The air traffic control scene earlier in the film is a good example. Very contrasty with dim lighting but glowing radar panel readouts and screens… Just looks amazing.
Ok, rant over.