Honestly considering Anime Limited is the first distributor in the world to release Millennium Actress on the 4K Ultra HD format, the lack of HDR I would say can be forgiven especially if its inclusion doesn't make sense with the 4K restored transfer. Watching that 4K trailer Anime Limited released on YouTube I don't think the film would benefit as much with the HDR compared to Akira.
AL have uploaded a trailer for Millennium Actress - in 4K!
Thanks again for releasing it on UHD, I put my pre-order in yesterday on the hour. There's been some griping re: SDR, but personally I think you should be given a pat on the back for choosing to release it on the format despite this - it was a less obvious and arguably riskier move than it would have been if HDR were an option - and it's a bit narrow-minded to insist on HDR when the alternative would have been 1080p SDR anyway.
I'm hoping that you continue releasing on the format in 2021 - the Mobile Suit Gundam Trilogy and Char's Counterattack would make ideal upgrades, and Toei have been restoring their early animated films in 4K most notably Hakujaden and The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon (I'd also be more than happy with Blu-Ray releases of these)...
I do doubt we will get CCA or MGST till Nozomi start doing UHD. And stuff like After War took like 2.5 years just for the BD after JP release
I thought Momotaro was restored in 2K?True, but they're probably the most viable titles in AL's back catalog.
Belladonna of Sadness was mentioned by Grav, but I'm not convinced it's commercially viable for an upgrade. Same would go for Momotaro's Sacred Sailors - though I'm not convinced that would get any benefit from the format anyway, despite its 4K restoration.
I suspect that Studio Canal will keep Castle of Cagliostro due to the Miyazaki brand. The Toei films that I mentioned would be ideal, as they've never been available on DVD/Blu-Ray until now either.
I thought Momotaro was restored in 2K?
Toei films would be an interesting one to explore, especially if they want to appeal to the older demographic of film fans who want to own historic or unique animated titles.
The banner on their site say's the sale prices will remain until 5pm on the 18th. This is great news for me as that is my payday lolwish i had seen this post before, was going to order it with something else last night so i could use the 10% voucher but it doesn't matter now that the sale is over