March 15, 2023 - Subscriber Drive success!

Hello Video Angels,
First off, we want to thank you all for making our subscriber drive a success! We had a whopping 12 people sign up during our party last Saturday night, and an additional 2 people have signed up since then, for a grand total of 34 new or returning subscribers since the beginning of February, totally blowing our initial goal of 25 new subscribers out of the water! So once again, thank you, and if you’re still on the fence or know anyone who is, you can still sign up any time!

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March 08, 2023 - Subscriber Drive Celebration Party

Hello Video Angels,
We want to formally invite you all to our Subscriber Drive Celebration Party this Saturday, March 11th! Come celebrate with us in style with music from Cult House Sound ft. Destructo and Emili, Evan Woodward, and DJ Mu, snacks, drinks, and cake! Festivities will kick off around closing at 7pm and go late into the night! Hope to see you there!
This event is open to all members of the public, but fair warning, we will try to get you to become a subscriber if you aren’t already!

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March 01, 2023 - Subscriber Drive Extension & How To Donate

Hello Video Angels,

Our February subscriber drive has been very successful, with 17 new subscribers signing up since we began. However, our stated goal was 25 new subscribers, and we’re still 8 people short of that goal. Therefore, we’re extending the subscriber drive until Saturday, March 11th, the date of our subscriber drive celebration party. Don’t forget that existing subscribers get a referral bonus of a $10 store credit or the ability to request a title for our collection! New subscribers can still receive a signup bonus of a travel mug, a used movie or title sponsorship! We hope to see all of you at the party on the 11th!

We’d like to let people know (because several people have asked this month), that we do accept donations through PayPal. You can set up a one-time or recurring donation by clicking this link or the ‘Donate’ button on the upper right corner of our website.

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January 30, 2023 - Four Star Subscriber Drive

Hello Video Angels,

We’re coming to you with an update on our plans for 2023.

For over 37 years, Four Star has prided itself on providing the widest possible selection of films and television to rent in the Madison area. To ensure that we continue to develop the collection with the same range and quality of titles that you’ve come to expect, we’ll be holding a subscriber drive during the month of February. We’ll cap off the subscriber drive with a celebration party at Four Star on Saturday, March 11th - starting at our normal closing time of 7pm and going until late, featuring DJ sets by Cult House Sound f/ destructo and emili, DJ Mu and Evan Woodward, as well as food, drinks and even a cake!

Our goal during the subscriber drive is to get 25 people to sign up for our monthly subscription service, roughly one person for each day of the month that the store is open. We’ll be offering the following rewards during the drive:

For new customers and returning customers who subscribe, your choice of the following:

• One DVD player (while supplies last)

• One Four Star t-shirt (while supplies last, size S, M, and L available)

• One Four Star travel mug

• One used DVD or VHS from our sale section

• Sponsorship of a title in our collection

For current subscribers who successfully refer new subscribers to us during the drive, your choice of the following:

• $10.00 store credit for each successful referral

• Request one rental item not currently in our collection for each successful referral

We’ll be posting signage in the store and provide regular updates through our social media. Stay tuned for more and spread the word!

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December 23, 2022 - Shortened Holiday Hours

Hello Video Angels,

Due to the extreme cold weather forecasted the next few days (as well as the holiday), we’ve made the decision to shorten our hours for the next few days to noon-4pm, so our staff can get home before sundown on those days. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you this weekend or when our normal hours resume on Monday.

Additionally, we will be closing off our outdoor drop box for the weekend to avoid potential damage to discs from being exposed to extreme cold. Late fees will be suspended until Monday as a result.

Thanks and happy holidays,
Four Star Video

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12pm - 7pm Mon - Wed
in-store browsing and curbside

closed Thurs

12pm - 7pm Fri - Sun
in-store browsing and curbside

delivery Friday only

459 W Gilman Street, Madison WI

Coming Attractions

March 28

And God Said To Cain (Blu Ray only)
Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (Blu Ray only)
Bio Zombie (Blu Ray only)
The Bridge Season 2 (Swedish Version)
Don’t Let The Riverbeast Get You! (Blu Ray only)
Edgar G. Ulmer’s Bluebeard (Blu ray only)
For The Plasma (Blu Ray only)
Fury Of Achilles (Blu Ray only)
Goodbye 20th Century (Blu Ray only)
Just Another Girl On The I.R.T (Blu Ray only)
The Other Side Of Gary Graver (Blu Ray only)
Missing (‘23)
Plane (DVD & Blu Ray)
Rick and Morty Season 6
School House Rock
Skip Tracer (Blu Ray only)
The Son
The Three Stooges In Public Do-Mania (Blu Ray only)
Unlucky Stars  (Blu Ray only)

March 21

Black Rainbow
Creature From Black Lake (Blu Ray only)
Death Warrior (Blu Ray only)
Dinosaurs In A Mining Facility (Blu Ray only)
Flesh Freaks/ Kill Them And Eat Them (Blu Ray only)
George Stover’s Clips and Shorts
Heavy Metal Parking Lot (Blu Ray)
Inland Empire (Criterion Blu Ray)
Jurassic Galaxy
Killer Queen (Blu Ray only)
Leonor Will Never Die
M3GAN (DVD & Blu Ray, Theatrical and Unrated)
The Mad Monster (Blu Ray only)
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1
Strangler Of The Swamp (Blu Ray only)
A Sweet & Vicious Beauty (Blu Ray only)
Those Who Love Me Can Take The Train
War God (Blu Ray only)
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan

March 14

Alice, Darling
The Apology
Blood Of The Dragon (Blu Ray only)
Shirley Clarke: The Magic Box (Blu Ray only, 3 discs rented separately)
The Dragon Lives Again (Blu Ray)
Dunston Checks In
The Grand Tour
Holy Virgin Vs The Evil Dead (Blu Ray only)
The Iron Dragon Strikes Back  (Blu Ray only)
Jackiesploitation Box Set (Blu Ray only, 3 discs rented separately. including: Master With Cracked Fingers, The Cub Tiger From Kwang Tung, Jackie Chan’s 36 Crazy Fists, Dance Of The Drunk Mantis, Dance Of Death, Mystery Of Chess Boxing, Method Man, The Incredible Kung Fu Master, Two Wondrous Tigers, Hell'Z Windstaff )
Kung Fu Wonder Child (Blu Ray only)
Kung Fu Zombie (Blu Ray only)
A Man Called Otto
Ninja Vortex: A Godfrey Ho and Friends Treasury (Blu Ray only, 3 discs rented separately, including: Ninja Terminator, The Dragon The Hero, The Paris Killers, The Super Ninja, Invincible Obsessed Fighter, Crocodile Fury, Golden Queen’s Commando, Pink Force Commando, Kickboxer King)
The Sadness (Blu Ray only)
Thundering Mantis (Blu Ray only)
The Whale
Wolf Devil Director: The Films Of Pearl Chang (Blu Ray only, 2 discs rented separately, including: Matching Escort, Wolf Devil Woman, Dark Lady of Kung Fu, General Invincible)

March 7

B'Twixt Now And Sunrise (Blu Ray only)
Detective Knight: Redemption
Fill ‘Er Up With Super (Blu Ray only)
Ivansxtc (Blu Ray only)
The Quake
Red River (DVD & Blu Ray, Criterion, Theatrical and Prerelease versions, 4 discs rented separately)
Scarred Hearts
Uppercase Print
Women Talking

February 21

Broker (Blu Ray only)
Connie and Carla
Empire Of Light
Everything Everywhere Again Alive (Blu Ray only)
The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (DVD only)
The Inspection
Lamborghini: The Man Behind The Legend
The Old Way
Palace Of Pleasure (Blu Ray only)
Salaam Namaste
Strange Codes (Blu Ray only)

February 14

Alma’s Rainbow (Blu Ray only)
Bones and All (Blu Ray only)
Decision To Leave (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Fablemans (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Essential Fellini Box Set (Variety Lights, The White Sheik, I Vitelloni, La Strada, Il Bidone, Nights Of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8 ½, Juliet Of The Spirits, Fellini Satyricon, Roma, Amarcord, And The Ship Sails On, Intervista, Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember)(Criterion, Blu Ray only, 15 discs rented separately)
The Hourglass Sanitorium (Blu Ray only)
House Party (‘23)
In The Court Of The Crimson King: King Crimson At 50 (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Laughing Woman (Blu Ray only)
The Marquise Of O (Blu Ray only)
Orchestra Rehearsal (Blu Ray only)
The Premonition
Strange World
There There
Troop Beverly Hills

Staff Picks

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Amber says:
A nod both to a female director and local music history. This movie provides multiple perspectives from within the industry and those who recorded at the iconic studio; which is still standing! I enjoyed how the midwest is represented in this informative documentary. Anyone remotely interested in the musical creative process or local cultural history will not be disappointed in this!

Jason says:


Lewis says:
my alternate Black History Month pick, the perfect blend of social commentary, arthouse sensibility and exploitation tropes

Noel says:
screwdriver AND tweezers

Robert says: