Cold Lazarus


51m 1996

Brief Synopsis

In this sequel to Dennis Potter's "Karaoke," the cryogenically frozen head of Daniel Feeld is revived by scientists hoping to tap into his memory and learn about the past. In the year 2368, a team of cryobiologists under the leadership of Professor Emma Porlock and two laboratory technicians succee

Film Details

Release Date
1996

Technical Specs

Duration
51m

Synopsis

In this sequel to Dennis Potter's "Karaoke," the cryogenically frozen head of Daniel Feeld is revived by scientists hoping to tap into his memory and learn about the past. In the year 2368, a team of cryobiologists under the leadership of Professor Emma Porlock and two laboratory technicians succeed in reaching into the memory or Daniel Feeld, who died 374 years ago. The huge expense of the project incurs the wrath of American tycoon Martina Masdon, owner of the Science Center, who threatens to suspend or abandon the "Lazarus Operation." Entertainment mogul David Siltz, however, is fascinated by it. Emma, Tony and Luanda become caught up in a horrific battle between the terrorist group R.O.N. (Reality or Nothing) and armed police. The scientists believe that as long as Daniel Feeld only "remembers" under chemical stimulation, he cannot be aware or alive in any conventional sense. But in the deserted cryogenic lab, Daniel's severed, partly thawed head continues to transmit memories of his own tormented volition. Emma and her team of scientists are distressed when they observe Daniel's memory of a disturbing incident from his chilhood. They are further shaken by the thought that he might be aware of what they are doing to him. Kaya is killed after Fyodor and the Director of Public Affairs, Andrew Milton, fail to recruit her as a R.O.N. At a meeting with Siltz, Emma realizes that he has been spying on the lab and has recorded Daniel's transmitted memories. Enraged by Andrew Milton's murder of Kaya, Fyodor kills him. Emma accepts Siltz's offer of unlimited funding and a laboratory in return for the right to broadcast Daniel's memories on his global entertainment network. As more of Daniel's past life is revealed, a plan develops to steal his head from the Madson Science Center. Following the theft of Daniel's head, Blinda is shot dead by Fyodor, and Tony is arrested. Installed in Siltz's laboratory, the scientists are horrified to realize that Daniel has been transmitting his own memories and thus in some sense must know what state he is in. Unable to continue, and with his cover as a R.O.N. in jeopardy, Fyodor finally decides to destroy Daniel's head.

Crew

Remi Adefarasin

Director Of Photography

Remi Adefarasin

Dp/Cinematographer

Ergin Ahmet

Color

Kirsty Anderson

Stand-In

Peter Ansorge

Executive Producer

Grant Armstrong

Art Director

Barry Arnold

Props

John Arnold

Grip

George Ball

Property Master

Alison Barnett

Associate Producer

Ellie Bertram

Stunts

Gordon Billings

Props

Tony Bird

Transportation

Linda Bodily

Makeup Artist

Stella Bogh

Effects Assistant

Peter Bond

Adr Editor

Stuart Brisdon

Visual Effects

Ian Bryers

Other

Tony Burns

Electrician

Stephen Carter

Art Director

Alan Chesters

Construction Manager

Mark Clark

Electrician

Francis Coates

Other

Abbi Collins

Stunts

Naomi Conran

Office Runner

Lizzie Dann

Assistant Costume Designer

Simon Dart

Sound

Bill Davey

Stunts

Fran Delmar-morgan

Production Assistant

Clive Derbyshire

Sound Recordist

Sam Donovan

Script Supervisor

Clare Douglas

Editor

Dr Paul Downey

Special Thanks To

Damon Earnshaw

Art Department

Derek Ede

Other

Wendy Edgar-jones

Editor

Wendy Ellerker

Production Accountant

Marilla Elliott

Location Manager

David Field

Stand-In

Neil Finnighan

Stunts

James P Foran

Construction

David Forman

Stunts

Hugh Fottrell

Props

David Fyson

Production

Andy Glen

Sound Editor

Matthew Glen

Foley Editor

Adam Goodman

Assistant Director

Mark Gravil

Editor

Christopher Gunning

Music

Tim Hands

Dialogue Editor

Frances Hannon

Special Effects

Frances Hannon

Hairdresser

Frances Hannon

Makeup

Maria Hannon

Other

Sallie Hard

Assistant Director

Mandy Harper

Wardrobe Supervisor

Aidan Harrington

Stand-In

Alexandra Harris

Assistant

Tom Harris

Special Effects Supervisor

Chris Harvey

Art Director

Nick Heckstall-smith

Assistant Director

Christopher Hobbs

Production Designer

Charlotte Holdich

Costume Designer

Mark Holmes

Wardrobe Assistant

Kevin Jones

Wardrobe Assistant

Vivien Jordan

Production Coordinator

David 'ned' Kelly

Other

Mark Lane

Assistant Editor

Dominic Lester

Dubbing Mixer

James Linton

Stand-In

Roz Lowrie

Editor

Sarah Lucraft

Accounting Assistant

Glenn Marks

Stunts

Candy Marlowe

Other

Alex Marsden

Sound

Ralph Mcneill

Other

Nick Milner

Props

Barrie More

Best Boy

Stephen Morley

Photography

Brian Morris

Other

Andrew Munro

Art Director

Mark Nelmes

Visual Effects

Mark Newman

Stunts

Alison O'brien

Visual Effects

Robin O'donoghue

Dubbing Mixer

Ron Osman

Other

Matt Palmer

Assistant Sound Editor

Dominic Parker

Visual Effects

Daniel Phillips

Makeup Artist

Victoria Pocock

Makeup Artist

Dennis Potter

Writer

Dennis Potter

Writer (Tv)

Shelley Powell

Post-Production Supervisor

Peter Robertson

Steadicam Operator

Jessica Robinson

Assistant

Tim Sanderson

Production Assistant

Sean Savage

Camera Operator

Mary Selway

Casting Director

Terri Sheed

Other

Mitch Spooner

Electrician

Vicky Swift

Post-Production Coordinator

Sarah Trevis

Casting Director

Kenith Trodd

Producer

Richard Van Den Bergh

Props

Michael Wearing

Executive Producer

James Welch

Other

Sophia Wellington

Other

Jason White

Stunts

Rosemarie Whitman

Producer

Ben Wilson

Other

Jim Wilson

Gaffer

Paul Wilson

Camera

Rod Woodruff

Stunt Coordinator

Film Details

Release Date
1996

Technical Specs

Duration
51m

Quotes

Trivia