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

April 24

Dear Dictator
Den Of Thieves
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Paddington 2
Poldark Season 3
Shameless Season 8
The Virgin Suicides (Criterion)
Wholphin Vol 8 & 9
Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs

April 17

The Color Of Pomegranates (Criterion)
The Commuter
Humor Me
Killing For Love
The Post
The Story Of Vernon And Irene Castle
The Twilight Zone Season 2

April 10

All The Money In The World
Bomb City
The Greatest Showman
Molly’s Game
My Friend Dahmer
Phantom Thread (DVD & Blu Ray)
Proud Mary

April 3

Basmati Blues
Beast Of Burden
Captive (‘15)
Father Figures
Insidious: The Last Key
King Of Jazz (Criterion)
Like Me
Looking Glass
Outlander Season 2

March 27

The Americans Season 5
Charlotte Gray
Next Friday/ Friday After Next
Legion Season 1
Mr. Robot Season 3
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (DVD & Blu Ray)
X: The Man With The X Ray Eyes

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?

Staff Picks

Andy says:
Liam Neeson isn't even American

Hanna says:


Helen says:
open for a surprise

Lewis says:
Have you ever watched a clock that was morally ambiguous?

Nick P says:
I like Sam Fuller, and all the other good ones.

Sarah says: