SECRET OF THE TELEGIAN (1960) rare Jun Fukuda thriller
Japanese title DENSO NINGEN [The Transmitted Man]
starring: Koji Tsuruta · Akihiko Hirata · Yumi Shirakawa
· Tadao Nakamura
Police find few clues after a man is stabbed to death in an amusement
park. However, they soon discover the murder is the work of a psychopath
with the ability to teleport. In a plot similar to The Fly
[the American film made the previous year], a scientist has developed
a teleportation capsule with tragic results. However, in this case, the
invention works perfectly but it's used for evil purposes by a killer
with a few scores to settle.
This is another of those Japanese films that fell-through-the-cracks
in America. Initially procured for USA television
distribution, only black-n-white prints were produced. The movie was quickly
forgotten. Now, finally, here is the opportunity to see it complete, widescreen
and in color.
Director Jun Fukuda preferred making crime films. His
first movie was the gritty Osorubeki Hiasobi [Playing
with Fire]. Even though he helmed numerous Godzilla projects
et al) , he openly criticized them along with his mutant
films. So it's not surprising that this one is structured more like a
murder mystery than SciFi.
Japanese in English language;
widescreen format, (85 min.),
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include original Japanese trailer