July 20, 2018

Maxwell Street Days

We’re still having our sale, rain or shine! Stop by our storefront to check out our two for one items!

Tags: #news, #promo
Tumblr link

April 05, 2018 - Wisconsin Film Fest on WORT

Yes, it’s time again for the annual Wisconsin Film Festival preview from Mel and Floyd, Madison’s favorite radio comedy duo. The original hosts of the show (that means sans Mr. Smartypants) will broadcast their show live from Four Star Video Cooperative, as they interview directors, producers, and cinematographers about their films in the Fest. Come down to the store and see your favorite radio comedy LIVE, or listen via radio dial at 89.9 or online at

And, be sure to listen to A Public Affair with host Esty Dinur over the noon hour to catch more Wisconsin Film Fest coverage.

Tags: #news, #promo
Tumblr link

August 15, 2017 - Hours Change

The results are in! According to every possible metric (online poll response, in store poll response, customer traffic tally, and sales data) a clear preference on new store hours has emerged. Effective September 1st, we will be open 11am to 11pm. Thanks to everyone who gave their input!

Tags: #news, #promo
Tumblr link

August 01, 2017 - An Important Announcement

Attention Video Angels!

               It’s the third anniversary of Four Star Video Cooperative and we have a few changes to announce.  Effective September 1st, we will be modifying our store hours and our Unlimited Subscription plan rates will be going up for the first time since the plan’s introduction almost a decade ago.  

               We are going to be shortening our hours of operation from 14 hours a day to 12, and we need your input.  We are considering two possibilities; either 10AM to 10PM, or 11AM to 11PM.  We want this change to affect our customers as minimally as possible, so please let us know your preference.  We will be collecting customer feedback until August 15th, when we announce the final decision on store hours.  

               We are increasing our Unlimited Subscription plan rates for the first time ever to account for the inevitable rise in operational costs due to inflation and (pardon the euphemism) “Industry Trends” . The three-at-a-time plan will now be $20.99, the four-at-a-time plan will be $26.99, the five-at-a-time plan will be $30.99, and we are introducing a six-at-a-time plan for only $32.99.  Monthly Damage Protection will remain $3 per month. Individual rentals will still be $4.49 with Damage Protection offered for $.25 per rental. We have deliberated on this decision and have held off making it as long as possible, but this change is necessary to remain competitive in an industry where even large chains couldn’t adapt their business model to remain solvent.

               We understand that these changes will be alarming to some customers, but they are being made with the store’s future in mind. We look forward to continuing to provide you with great movies for years to come.

In Heaven Everything Is Fine,

Four Star Video Cooperative (Helen Boldt, Andy Fox, Lewis Peterson, Nick Propheter)

Tags: #news, #promo
Tumblr link

March 30, 2017 - WORT Film Fest Broadcast

Tune in to WORT (89.9 FM) or stop by Four Star tomorrow from 1-2 PM for our annual Wisconsin Film Festival broadcast with Mel & Floyd! We will have five filmmakers who have films screening in this year’s festival discussing their work.

Tags: #news, #promo
Tumblr link

Open 365 Days A Year
11am to 11pm

449 State Street, Madison WI

Coming Attractions

October 23

All I Desire
Blood Lake
Eyes Of Fire
I Think We’re Alone Now
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Sorry To Bother You
The Tarnished Angels
There’s Always Tomorrow
The Underdog Collection

October 16

Ant-Man & The Wasp (DVD & Blu Ray)
Blue Iguana
Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot
Down A Dark Hall
Generation Wealth
Unfriended: Dark Web

October 9

Eighth Grade
Hotel Artemis
Hotel Transylvania 3
JFK: The Case For Conspiracy
Killing Eve Season 1
The King (‘17)
The Mentors: Kings Of Sleaze
A Prayer Before Dawn
RFK Must Die: The Assassination Of Bobby Kennedy
Robbery (R2 PAL)

October 2

Barry Season 1
Beware The Slenderman
The Catcher Was A Spy
Jeanette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc
Leave No Trace
The First Purge
Sicario: Day Of The Soldado
Three Identical Strangers
The X Files Season 11

September 25

Cold Water (Criterion)
Hot Summer Nights
Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town
Pin Cushion
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
The Seagull (‘18)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (DVD & Blu Ray)
Suffering Of Ninko
Uncle Drew

September 18

Billionaire Boys club
Fahrenheit 451 (‘18)
Gonjiam Haunted Asylum
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Looming Tower Season 1
The Miniaturist
Western ('17)

Staff Picks

Andy says:
•Vampires get lit on fire by sunlight while shooting their way past cops who've corned them in a cheesy motel. •Also Bill "Game Over Man" Paxton •Also, soundtrack by Tangerine Dream

Hanna says:
swollof tI

Helen says:

Lewis says:
Johnny Rotten's weird title song and killer Biblically tinged robots while still being dumb enough to enjoy easily.

Nick P says:
my fave voice is The Sopranos

Sarah says: