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

August 14

Avengers: Infinity War (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Ballad Of Gregorio Cortez (Criterion)
How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami
Shock And Awe
The Twilight Zone Season 3
The Yellow Birds
Frank Zappa: 200 Motels

August 7

Breaking In
Life Of The Party
The Majestic
On Chesil Beach
The Rider
Riverdale Season 2
Tokyo Story (Criterion)

July 31

Across The Pacific
Dark Crimes
The Final Portrait
Glee Season 5
Love (‘15 Region 2)
Overboard ('18)
When Comedy Was King
Wild Orchid

July 24

The Bloodthirsty Trilogy: The Vampire Doll, Lake Of Dracula, Evil Of Dracula (Blu Ray only)
Burnt Offerings
The Con Is On
The Great Game
The Housemaid (‘17)
Love After Love
Penitentiary (DVD & Blu Ray)
Nardwaur The Human Serviette Interviews
Ready Player One (DVD & Blu Ray)

Coming To Four Star on 7/17


I Feel Pretty

Isle Of Dogs (DVD & Blu Ray)

Rampage (DVD & Blu Ray)

A Skin So Soft

Spirited Away (Blu Ray)

Super Troopers 2

Truth Or Dare (‘17)

You Were Never Really Here

July 10

Castle In The Sky (Blu Ray)
Dragon Inn (Criterion)
Future World
Hitler’s Hollywood
Lean On Pete
The Leisure Seeker
A Quiet Place
Sweet Country

Staff Picks

Andy says:
no, not that kind of booze

Hanna says:


Helen says:
haunted by the ghost of oak milk

Lewis says:
A one armed man can still dig up a too American crime.

Nick P says:
heard of it?

Sarah says: