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 ...
Kiyomi Mizunoya


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)  »

Also Known As:

The Secret of the Telegian  »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Spoofed in Getting Any? (1994) See more »

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Eerie Sci-fi Horror.
21 September 2015 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Nicely atmospheric Japanese Sci-fi Horror by Toho productions which sees a supposedly dead soldier getting revenge by killing off those crooks who left him for dead, by using a teleporting machine to locate and then finally dispose of them on by one. However a police detective and reporter are on the case in trying to stop this indestructible killer. "Secret of the Telegian" has a clever gimmick, striking special effects (mainly involving the life matter transmitter) and an interestingly complex little tale engulfed with mystery and darkness, however while there are some eerie visuals and a creepy villain (just listen to that cackle) who lives in the shadows. It's just not as fun as it could have been. Too bad as it starts off strange, but there are some really slow passages and its script is dry as can be. Even when it came to the action, it's rather streamlined with plenty of foot chases despite the distorted villain being able to teleport, but the best moments occur when it's leading up to the stylistic deaths. There's something ominous about its tension through those scenes and the music beautifully complements it with its haunting cues. The photography is smoothly projected and the art direction (with some obvious back-lot sets) is rich in details. I see some people mention about a black & white version, but try to get your hands on the colour film. Looks great! Yoshio Tsuchiya, Akihiko Hirata and Yumi Shirakawa give solid performances and the direction is tersely layered.

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