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Densô ningen (1960)

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Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Tsuruta ...
Reporter Kirioka
Yumi Shirakawa ...
Akiko Chujo
Seizaburô Kawazu ...
Mr. Onishi
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Det. Capt. Okazaki
Tadao Nakamaru ...
Sudo, alias Goro Nakamoto
Akihiko Hirata ...
Det. Kobayashi
Takamaru Sasaki ...
Dr. Niki
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Syôgen Ryû - Cabaret Owner
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Dr. Murai
Ikio Sawamura ...
Amusement Park Announcer
Sachio Sakai ...
Mr. Taki
Shin Ôtomo ...
Tsukamoto, first victim
Ren Yamamoto ...
Det. Marune
Fumindo Matsuo ...
Tourist
Kiyomi Mizunoya
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Detectives must stop a homicidal madman called the "Telegian" from his killing rampage, while trying to save the intended victims and solve the mystery of the madman's true intentions and origin. The Telegian uses a mind-transmitting machine to teleport himself to his victims, whom he is out for revenge. Written by Oliver Chu

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Here Comes the TELEGIAN!! The World is Terrorized.

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10 April 1960 (Japan)  »

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The Secret of the Telegian  »

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In the USA, Herts-Lion Internation bought the rights to the film with the intent to distribute it, dubbed, theatrically, but went out of business before this occur. The dubbed version subsequently went directly to TV. See more »

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A Toho Thriller.
11 January 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the creepiest and scariest sci-fi from Toho. A former, vengeful soldier uses a matter-transmitting device to transport himself to his enemies so he could do away with them. A reporter and the detectives get mixed into the plot and they aim to stop this "Teleport Madman" before he continues his killing spree.

This is one of the more dull and dark stories from writer Shinichi Sekizawa, who was known for his more light-hearted and positive screenplays. Jun Fukuda, known for his crime dramas, did well directing. Sei Ikeno's music score was eerie and added suspense to this thriller. With some heart-pounding terror, this movie is not short on believable special effects. Featuring veteran Toho actors Akihiko Hirata, Yoshio Tsuchiya, and Yumi Shirakawa, this movie is a good one to scare away the kids.

Grade B


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