I'm not familiar with that DVD, but I do see the similarities in the image. Stark lighting is an effective tool for a dramatic visual image, which is part of why it is so common in horror and action films.
I really like your technique of starting with black paper. It totally changes the atmosphere and evokes "night" in a way that a night scene drawn on white paper cannot. It's a darkness that we don't ever see in cities (unless there is a large power blackout), so it speaks to a primal part of me.