GLENN ERICKSON is a writer and film editor based in Los Angeles. He edited several features after UCLA Film School and worked in special effects on Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 1941 before becoming an editor of television spots and film trailers. He headed the editorial department for MGM Home Video for six years and produced the rediscovery and restoration of the ‘lost’ ending to Robert Aldrich’s Kiss Me Deadly in 1997.

As a film editor, Glenn was nominated for an Emmy for editing on the 2001 Oscar show. He has lately edited special edition documentaries for the DVD releases of North by Northwest, Kramer vs. Kramer, Buckaroo Banzai, To Live and Die in LA, The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The docu he edited for West Side Story won a prize as best DVD documentary of 2003.

Glenn’s first writing work was for the FILMEX film exposition in Los Angeles. He’s the co-author of The Making of 1941 and has appeared in print with writing on film noir and horror films. Since 1997 he’s written an online column reviewing DVD discs called DVD Savant, presently a special feature at, and is a member of the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS). He recently recorded a commentary for the DVD release of the film noir Gun Crazy.

Mr. Erickson is married with three children, all of which are smarter, wittier and better looking than he is. (They take after their mother.)

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DVD SAVANT: A Review Resource book

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