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The Japanese Secret of the Telegian features Koji Tsurata as a reporter and Akihiko Hirata as a detective, both investigating a series of interrelated murders. All the victims had been in on a wartime scheme to steal a fortune in gold. The killer (Tadao Nakamaru) also one of the thieves, has stumbled upon a scientific discovery that enables him to reduce himself to mere particles, thereby enabling him to escape without detection. The murderer utilizes a transmission machine to ship himself from one place to another--so long as the machine is kept in a state of "4.2 degrees below zero." The villain's complex scheme to eliminate his old comrades in crime and claim the gold for himself comes to grief when his marvelous machine malfunctions. Our question: if Nakamaru is in possession of a revolutionary machine that could potentially net him billions in marketing, why does he bother with such mundane matters as murder and theft? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi