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

January 22

24 Frames (Criterion)
American Renegades
Best F®iends Vol 1 & 2 (Blu Ray Only)
First Man (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Hate U Give
The Insufferable Groo
Le Trou (Criterion)
Let The Corpses Tan
The Oath ('18)

January 15

Eating Animals
Goosebumps 2
Halloween (‘18)
Jonathan ('18)
Love Gilda
Madeline’s Madeline
Monster Party
The Old Man And The Gun
Panique (Criterion)
Tea With The Dames

January 8

Big Trail
Castle Rock Season 1
The Comancheros
An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
Hell Fest
Monsters And Men
North To Alaska
Right Now, Wrong Then (Blu Ray only)
The Undefeated

Coming To Four Star on 1/1


Bad Times At The El Royale

The Beach Girls/Hunk/The Pom Pom Girls/The Van

Happy Accidents

The Hellcats/Chain Gang Women

Night School


December 25

The Andy Milligan Collection (The Body Beneath, The Ghastly Ones, Guru The Mad Monk)
Claire’s Camera
Good Manners
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word
The Twilight Zone Season 4
White Boy Rick

Coming To Four Star on 12/18

Assassination Nation

Fahrenheit 11/9

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

The Predator (‘18)

A Simple Favor

The Sinner Season2

The Super

Venom (DVD & Blu Ray)

Staff Picks

Andy says:
Psychedelic claymation

Hanna says:


Helen says:
Tessing, tessing, one two three... is this thing on?

Lewis says:
Fall colors absorb tears and resentment.

Nick P says:
I want to believe (I can get laid)

Sarah says: