This is the Empire First Look, first published May 22 2007:
[i]In Cannes last night we sat down for perhaps our most anticipated movie of the festival, even though weâ€™d (arguably) seen it before and read the full script before Christmas. That film was Quentin Tarantinoâ€™s Death Proof, taken out of its cosy Grindhouse home and shown here in its full two-hour format, complete with a new French title: Boulevard De La Mort! After the debacle following the double billâ€™s release in the US we must admit to feeling slightly nervous, after all, Cannes was where QTâ€™s rise to cult status started (with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction), and we couldnâ€™t help feeling he was heading for a fall by insisting on a Competition slot, in the hope of securing a rare Palme Dâ€™Or double whammy.
We neednâ€™t have worried. Those who saw the â€œJoseph Brenner & Associatesâ€