In one case, 10,000 locals including children were forced to watch... er...watch the executions, NOT the films!
The mass executions signal a broader crackdown on any hints of discontent against the rule of Kim "May the sun always shine from his butt" Jong-un, who came to power after Daddy's death in Dec.2011.
South Korean intelligence says a faction within the DPRK army had made an attempt on Kim's life in Nov.2012, and that his personal security has since stepped up dramatically.
This would explain a purge of members of the military or party who threatened the fledgling regime. Kim has reportedly been behind the 'removal' of at least 31 senior officials. In one example, a DPRK army minister was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing. On the orders of the junior dictator to leave "no trace of him behind, down to his hair," the man was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and quite literally obliterated.
Kim even had his ex-girlfriend shot last August, and her entire family sent to labour camps!
For such a wonderful leader of the people of North Korea to glorious prosperity and joyful happiness...he really is The Chief Arsehole!!!