The Secret of the Telegian (1960)
|Transforming Human Series|
The Secret of the Telegian (電送人間 is a Densō Ningen, lit. Electrical Transmission Human)1960 tokusatsu film produced by Toho. It is considered to be the second entry in Toho's Transforming Human Series, after The H-Man and preceding The Human Vapor. The film was released to Japanese theaters on April 10, 1960.
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Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Jun Fukuda
- Written by Shinichi Sekizawa
- Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka
- Music by Sei Ikeno
- Cinematography by Kazuo Yamada
- Edited by Ichiji Taira
- Production Design by Kyoe Hamagami and Takeo Kita
- Assistant Directing by Taku Nagano
- Special Effects by Eiji Tsuburaya
- Assistant Director of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
- Art Direction by Akira Watanabe
- Special Effects Photography by Hidezaburo Araki
- Lighting by Kyuichiro Kishida
- Matte Process by Hiroshi Mukoyama
- Optical Photography by Hidesaburo Araki
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Koji Tsuruta as Reporter Kirioka
- Yumi Shirakawa as Akiko Chujo
- Yoshio Tsuchiya as Detective Captain Okazaki
- Tadao Nakamaru as Sudo/Goro Nakamoto/The Telegian
- Akihiko Hirata as Detective Kobayashi
- Seizaburo Kawazu as Mr. Onishi
- Yoshifumi Tajima as Syogen Ryu
- Senkichi Omura as Fisherman
- Hideyo Amamoto as Henchman of Onishi
- Sachio Sakai as Mr. Taki
- Takamaru Sasaki as Doctor Niki
- Fuyuki Murakami as Doctor Murai
- Ikio Sawamura as Amusement Park Announcer
- Shin Otomo as Tsukamoto
- Ren Yamamoto as Detective Marune
- Fumio Matsuo as Tourist
- Kiyomi Mizunoya
- Yutaka Sada as Policeman
- Akira Sera as Club Announcer
- Tsuruko Umano
- Shoichi Hirose as Henchman of Onishi
- Nadao Kirino as Henchman of Onishi
- Tadashi Okabe as Bystander
- Yutaka Nakayama as Policeman
- Koji Uno as Truck Driver
- Tatsuo Matsumura as Official
- Yasuhisa Tsutsumi as Official
- Akira Kitano as Policeman
- Terumi Oka as Schoolgirl
- Shiro Tsuchiya
- Takuzo Kumagai
- Koji Iwamoto
- Kyoro Sakurai
- Rumi Konishi
- Toshio Miura
- Yasuhiko Saijo
- Akemi Ueno
- Toshiko Higuchi
- Yasuhiro Shigenobu
- Yasuo Tsuchiya
- Junichiro Mukai
- Mitsuo Matsumoto
- Hideo Shibuya
- Koji Kamimura
Weapons, Vehicles, and Races
- Main article: The Secret of the Telegian/Gallery.
- Main article: The Secret of the Telegian (Soundtrack).
- Electrical Transmission Human (Literal Japanese Title)
- The Secret Electric Man (O Segredo do Homem Elétrico; Brazil)
- The Telegian (Alternate English Title)
- The Electrical Facsimile (Alternate English Title)
- Transmission Man (Alternate English Title)
- The Telegraphed Man (Alternate English Title)
- Japan - April 10, 1960
Editions of the Los Angeles Times from July 19-23, 1961, list the film as playing in the Toho La Brea Theater, presumably in Japanese with English subtitles, as the English dubbed version bears a later 1963 copyright date.
The North American theatrical distribution rights for The Secret of the Telegian were acquired by Herts-Lion International Corp. in 1964. Though Herts-Lion initially planned to release the film theatrically, it ultimately decided to simply release a black-and-white print of Toho's international English dubbed version of the film to television in 1964.
- Region: 2
- Discs: 1
- Audio: Japanese
- Subtitles: Japanese
- Special Features: Audio commentary by Tadao Nakamaru, theatrical trailer, galleries of behind-the-scenes and promotional images, featurette with Koichi Kawakita, booklet
- The Secret of the Telegian is the only entry in the Transforming Human Series to not receive a theatrical release in North America.
- Originally, Ishiro Honda was meant to direct this film, but he left the film to direct Battle in Outer Space, which had been delayed due to the production of The Three Treasures, instead. In his place, Toho chose Jun Fukuda, who had previously acted as an assistant director on Rodan, to direct the film. Honda would go on to direct the third entry in the Transforming Human Series, The Human Vapor, later in 1960.
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