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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January 23, 2017 - Missed Madison Day 1

Check out reviews of films that didn’t screen in Madison theaters every day from now until Friday! 

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Coming Attractions

August 22

Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season 2
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (DVD & Blu Ray)
La Poison (Criterion)
Portlandia Season 7
Sid & Nancy (Criterion)
The Walking Dead Season 7

August 15

After The Storm
Alien: Covenant (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Case For Christ
Descendants 2
Everything, Everything
How To Be A Latin Lover
Riverdale Season 1
The Wall (‘17)

August 8

The Breaking Point (Criterion)
The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
The Dinner
Fortitude Season 2
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (DVD & Blu Ray)
Kung Fu Yoga

August 1

Big Little Lies Season 1
The Circle
Colossal (DVD & Blu Ray)
Going In Style
The Lovers
Shin Godzilla (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Zodiac Killer (‘71 DVD & Blu Ray)

July 25

The Boss Baby
Ghost In The Shell (’17 DVD & Blu Ray)
Girls Season 6
Wrestlemania 3
Wrestlemania 23 (featuring Donald Trump)

Buster’s Mal Heart
Free Fire
Kong: Skull Island (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Promise
A Quiet Passion
Stalker (Criterion)

Staff Picks

Andy says:
documentary about Buddhist death rituals in Ladukh... NARRATED BY LEONARD COHEN

Hanna says:
there's a video store inside this movie

Helen says:
or phive, depending on your appetite

Lewis says:
Dark moods from the Nineteenth Century, featuring two great Isabelles.

Nick P says:
I'll watch anything with train derailments and Multiple Personality disorder.

Sarah says: