Actually I had not heard anything about this film until I read this in the NY Times:
April 23, 2008
The Nazi Plot Thatís Haunting Tom Cruise and United Artists
By MICHAEL CIEPLY
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The films I've seen use different lighting, color (well, 24 7 was in B&W), film stock, added-in F/X (for example, why did all the flashbacks to what happened to Anthony have to be shot in black and white, have artificially-created "old-age" lines added in and be in a lower volume?) Actually, after t....
As a director, Meadows isn't shy about referencing the films that influenced Dead Man's Shoes' style - there are echoes of Straw Dogs, Get Carter and even First Blood in the tone but nothing is heavy-handed or blatent.