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!

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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.

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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!

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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)

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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.

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Coming Attractions

March 26

Aquaman (DVD & Blu Ray)
Everything Is Terrible: Holiday Special
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (Criterion)
If Beale Street Could Talk (DVD & Blu Ray)
It’s All Gone Pete Tong
Japon (Criterion)
M.I.A: Matangi Maya M.I.A
Stan & Ollie

March 19

Everything Is Terrible: Comic Relief Zero/Does The Hip-Hop
The Goldbergs Season 1
Mary Poppins Returns
Model Shop (Blu Ray only)
Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse (DVD & Blu Ray)
Stalingrad (‘13)
Swimming Upstream
The Way He Looks

March 12

The Day After
Divide And Conquer: The Roger Ailes Story
Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (DVD & Blu Ray)
Free Solo
Green Book
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
Mortal Engines (DVD & Blu Ray)

March 5

Ben Is Back
Bigger Than The Sky
Creed 2
The Favourite (DVD & Blu Ray)
House Of Cards Season 6
Instant Family
Vox Lux

February 26

Batman 60s TV Series Season 1
Everything Is Terrible 2: Tokyo Drift
I Am Still Here
Nighwatch (‘94)
The Possession Of Hannah Grace
The Smart Studios Story
To Sleep With Anger (Criterion)
Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet

February 19

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Dr. Who: Resolution
Everything Is Terrible: The Great Satan
Overlord (‘18, DVD & Blu Ray)
The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here!
Redline (Blu Ray Only)
Robin Hood ('18)
A Star Is Born ('18)

Staff Picks

Andy says:
What really sealed the deal for me is the great score by Ennio Morricone, especially in the final scenes.

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Hanna says:
"it's pisces season bitch"

Helen says:
fwd: cca

Lewis says:
If you look too much your eyes will get stuck like that.

Nick P says:

Sarah says: