February 14, 2021 - Reservation tool offline

We’ve temporarily disabled the reservation tool while we work out some bugs that were reported by customers. In the meantime, please call (608)255-1994 or email to place a pickup order.

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January 31, 2021 - Reservation Tool

Hello Video Angels,
We’ve got a new feature on our website, which we’d like to tell you about. You can now request titles via our website.
When you search for titles through our website, there will now be a “Reverse Title” button at the bottom of every search result, which will look like this:

Simply click the button for your desired title, which will bring you to the reservation page. You can navigate back to another page and do another search until you’ve found all your desired titles. Please request your desired titles for most desired to least. If you want less than the full number of titles listed, please include that in the “name” field after your name, for example “John Smith (3 titles)”. When you have all of your desired titles listed on the checkout page, please fill in your contact information and hit submit. Please remember title availability and pickup time are not guaranteed, and we will always reply to your request to confirm it was received and put on our schedule.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

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January 15, 2021 - Expansion of Monday hours

Hello Video Angels,
We’re very excited to announce that starting Monday, January 18th, we’ll be expanding our hours to include noon to 4pm in-store browsing, and 4:30 to 7pm curbside pickup. This shift will be handled by Amber, one of our newer volunteers. If you’ve done a Monday night pickup in the last few months, you may have met her. She’ll be new to a lot of you. She’s written a short introduction for those of you who haven’t met her:

Hello Madison,
I am excited to be part of the team at Four Star Video! I began facilitating curbside pick-ups on Monday evenings in October and am happy to help expand in store browsing! I recently returned to Madison from the Pacific Northwest and was happy to learn that Four Star Video was still operating. I decided to help promote video rentals throughout the community by volunteering at Four Star and am looking forward to this expansion of services. As a long time film fan, I believe video stores are very important cultural institutions; especially so in this time of confinement and uncertainty. I hope you will be patient with me as I learn the ins and outs of running the store, and you will be understanding as I get to know you and your film preferences. Please stop in (observing the new COVID protocols!) to say hello and pick up a few movies while you’re at it!  

We’re looking forward to seeing you all on Mondays from now on!

Four Star Video

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December 28, 2020 - New Customer Promotion

From now until January 31st, all new customers will get one free rental when signing up for a new account. If you’ve never rented from us before or know someone who has never rented from us before, please let them know about us, and to call us at (608)255-1994 or email

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Sat-Sun-Mon 12pm - 4pm in-store browsing, 4:30pm - 7pm curbside

Tue-Wed Closed

Thu 6pm - 7pm curbside only

Fri 2pm - 7pm curbside & delivery

459 W Gilman Street, Madison WI

Coming Attractions

February 25

The Arrangement
Blind Beast Vs Killer Dwarf
Bloody Mama
The Croods: A New Age
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman
Japanese Hell
The Last Vermeer
Man Facing Southeast
Memoirs Of An Invisible Man
The Nickel Ride/ 99 and 44/100% Dead
Silk Road
Smooth Talk (Criterion)
Strangers In Good Company
Take The Stage: A Girls Rock-umentary
White Man’s Burden

February 18

American Rickshaw (Blu Ray only)
Body Bags (DVD & Blu Ray)
Breaking Surface
The Cowboy Way
Crocodile Dundee: The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee
Fantastic Voyage
Grizzly II: Revenge
Harley Quinn Season 2
The Informer (‘20)
Krisha (Blu Ray only)
Lovecraft Country Season 1
Mandabi (Criterion)
Tales From The Hood (Blu Ray only)

February 11

Hill Of Freedom/Woman On The Beach
Horror Noire: A History Of Black Horror
Jazz On A Summer’s Day
Kidding Season 2
Murderous Trance

February 4

Carnal Knowledge
Daniel Isn’t Real
Distant Voices, Still Lives (Blu Ray only)
The Last Blockbuster (DVD & Blu Ray)
Let Him Go
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Sky Sharks
Terminal Island (Blu Ray only)
Wild Mountain Thyme

January 28

Come Play
Devil’s Wedding Night (Blu Ray only)
Doom Patrol Season 2
Eddy’s Kingdom
Snowpiercer Season 1
Totally Under Control

January 21

Assassins (‘20)
Born To Be
The Climb
Dr. Who Season 12
Dylan: The Rolling Thunder Revue (Criterion)
The Kid Detective
Legend Of The Mountain
Martin Eden
Max Cloud
Miss Juneteenth
Mysteries Of China

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