23 June 2014 6:21 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Earlier this month, the first trailer for the Seth Rogen/ James Franco comedy The Interview dropped. It played pretty well here in America, but given its plot follows a group of journalists who decide to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, it didn.t exactly send pleasing ripples through the Asian Communist country. In fact, the unofficial spokesman for Jong-un, Kim Myong-chol, released a slew of statements criticizing both the film, the larger film industry and the American government. North Korean supreme leaders have always had a strange relationship with movies. Back in 1978, the country.s dictator Kim II Sung had famed South Korean director Shin Sang-ok shoved into a car in Hong Kong and smuggled over the border. Why? Because he wanted to give him $3 million a year to make movies in North Korea. Sung.s son Kim Jong Il maintained an extensive library of DVDs, estimated to number »

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