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

March 20

The Angry Red Planet
Archer Season 8
Baal (Criterion)
Gordon’s War/ Off Limits
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Rebel In The Rye
Surviving Picasso
What’s The Matter With Helen?/Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?

March 13

Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Fear The Walking Dead Season 3
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1
I, Tonya
Justice League (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Shape Of Water (DVD & Blu Ray)

March 6

Blue Planet II
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9
Faces Places
Lady Bird
The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Red Spectacles
Road Games
Sami Blood
Thor: Ragnarok (DVD & Blu Ray)
Wonder Wheel

February 27

Coco (DVD & Blu Ray)
Darkest Hour
The Florida Project
Just Getting Started
Murder On The Orient Express (‘17)
Never Been Kissed
Outlander Season 1 Volume 2
Raffaello Matarazzo’s Runaway Melodramas Eclipse set 27:
  Nobody’s Children
  The White Angel
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

February 20

An Actor’s Revenge (Criterion)
Anywhere But Here
The Bear
Blood Beat (DVD & Blu Ray)
Daddy’s Home 2
4 Days In France
The Girl Without Hands
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (‘09 Blu Ray only)
The Hero ('66 Criterion)
Mom And Dad
Total Recall 2070

February 13

Aida’s Secrets
The Ballad Of Lefty Brown
Bat Pussy (Blu Ray only)
Blade Of The Immortal
Broad City Season 4
The Deuce Season 1
Night Of The Living Dead (Criterion)
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
The Silence Of The Lambs (Criterion)
The Sinner Season 1
Teenage Cocktail

Staff Picks

Andy says:
ants always take an iced drink

Hanna says:
"thank you for being a friend."

Helen says:
u can't make an egg w/o cracking a few oddglets

Lewis says:
If you want to make it as an artist, you have to haunt yourself.

Nick P says:
poopy blindness

Sarah says: