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

October 10

Baby Driver (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Beguiled (‘17)
The House (‘17)
The Last Kingdom Season 1
The Lure (Criterion)
The Vietnam War
Wish Upon

October 3

13 Minutes (aka Elser)
The Book Of Henry
Broadchurch Season 3
Cult Of Chucky
The Death Of Louis XIV
A Ghost Story (‘17)
House Of Cards Season 5
The Little Hours
The Ornithologist
Pirates Of The Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The Survivalist
The Wizard Of Lies

September 26

47 Meters Down
Circus Of Fear
David Lynch: The Art Life (Criterion)
The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes
Queen Of The Desert
Shameless Season 7
Transformers: The Last Knight (DVD & Blu Ray)
Wag The Dog

September 19

The Bad Batch
The Big Sick
Certain Women (Criterion)
The Hero (‘17)
Slapstick Of Another Kind/ The Van
Wonder Woman (DVD & Blu Ray)

September 15

Beatriz At Dinner
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Citizen Jane: Battle For The City
Festival (Criterion)
It Comes At Night
The Mummy (‘17 DVD & Blu Ray)
Slack Bay
Veep Season 6

September 5

All Eyez On Me
Doctor Who Season 10 Part 2
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
The List Of Adrian Messenger
My Cousin Rachel
Narcos Season 2
One Week And A Day
Rough Night

Staff Picks

Andy says:
Pairs well with The Thing ('82)

Hanna says:
IIII Will make you want to write it down IIII

Helen says:
bills! bills! bills! bills! bills!

Lewis says:
whoever wrote our current timeline must really like cynical 70s movies (but can't quite get the dialogue right).

Nick P says:
Adly Samder is my most top for funniest, but add in Juff Apetope? Hoo boy you got a spicy laugh coming to ya!

Sarah says: