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The Kidd Is Making This Up As He Goes, But He's Definitely Giving Away INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures On Blu-ray!!!

The Kidd here...

Today, it's all about fortune and glory... and Blu-rays, as I've got a handful of INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures box sets to dish out, courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment. Yeah, I didn't think Indy needed that much of an introduction. 

FIVE copies of this Blu-ray set, featuring all four Indiana Jones films and plenty of bonus material, are up for grabs, and, if you want to take your best shot at taking one of these home for your collection, you're going to have to dig up something really good for the following premise.

We've heard for a couple of years now that the possibility of a fifth Indiana Jones film is somewhat distant but still very real. In fact, George Lucas once said that he knew what INDY 5 would be about, he just needed to find a MacGuffin that fit into the arena they were looking to work. 

So it's very simple - what would be your MacGuffin of choice for INDY 5, and why would it work in the overall scope of films? 

I'll give you 250 words with which to operate in order to lay out your plan for the next chapter of Indiana Jones. We'll already had the Ark of the Covenant, the Sankara Stones, the Holy Grail and the Crystal Skull in past adventures... what can you come up with next?

The five best ideas get INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures on Blu-ray, with the absolute best of the bunch scoring a replica Indiana Jones fedora and whip for themselves. 

In the body of your email, send your name, mailing address and idea to with the following subject line exactly (in all CAPS):


If you're missing any of the information I'm asking for, then it's as if you don't even have an entry, no matter how good it may have been. And you've only got ONE shot at this, as only ONE entry is permitted per person. That means if you do it wrong the first time and need to resend it, that's TWO entries, and you're out. 

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, September 20, and this contest is available to residents of both the U.S. and Canada. 

Good luck to you all, and thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment for this awesome opportunity to win Indy. 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Can we stop with the audio ads / commercials?

    by 3774

    I know you guys live off of ad revenue, but the auto-play commercials are beyond annoying.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    My entry in the contest

    by RipperGiles

    is this: In the next adventure, Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Golden Age, Indy reminisces on his last adventure, with his son Shia, and decides that he is not satisfied going out like that. Putting on his hat and leather jacket, Indy goes off in search of treasure... any treasure that will get him out of Poughkipsie, NY, where he's been rotting away. Indy discovers the blahbity blah blahs of Northern Arabastan, fights off many angry Arabastanian natives, with and without technology, and secures the treasure, only to have it snatched away by a four-chinned, nasal-voiced warlord named Lucasian. As Indy falls to his death, thrown over a cliff by Lucasian, he wakes up, crawls out of the fridge, and learns it was all just a nightmare, that he has no son, and that the rest of his "last" adventure never took place.' The End.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    audio ads

    by RipperGiles


  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    audio ads

    by RipperGiles


  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Audio ads

    by Corman

    Agree with pink_apocalypse. These ads are so incredibly annoying...

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Side bar Ads

    by Sumatran_Rat_Monkey

    With the sound already turned on is pretty god damn annoying!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Hope you dopes see that Temple of Doom is superior to Last Crusade

    by xannibal

    Your eyes cannot unread my truth.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    3 awesome blurays and one very expensive beverage coaster.

    by Volllllume3

    Need to think about this.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST

    all four films? I only remember three. LAST Crusade, remember?

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I recall seeing them all riding off into the sunset together and everything

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Just sent in my idea . . . PICK ME PICK ME!!

    by JMoe

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Xannibal, that's like your opinion, man.

    by MrWug

    Two Jones are better than one.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Oh, and I think the best idea for Indy 5 is...

    by MrWug

    Not making an Indy 5.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Just sent mine

    by Morgan

    I think its pretty damn good. Hope it's top 5.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I actually had a lot of fun thinking up an idea for this contest

    by Detective_Fingerling

    makes me yearn for a new Indy adventure.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Spear of Longinus


    and Indy punches SATAN. Fact.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    use adblock

    by secracium

    problem solved

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Idea submitted!

    by Bob

    You guys don't stand a chance!!! Also thanks you for a wonderful, fun, chance at a great prize. Just thinking this up was fun and a "win" in and of itself! Bob

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Not interested, unless

    by Lourdes Galan

    You can burn "Cristal Skull" BR

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I sent mine in

    by HornOrSilk

    I think it is somewhat obvious, but then again, it should be obvious. But it might be so obvious it is something people overlooked.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Just entered my first AICN competition.

    by JP

    Like the guys above, enjoyed mulling over that one a while. Hope Kidd likes the idea.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Indy Jones and the Lost City of Atlantis

    by ATARI

    Yes, it's been done, but not on film.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    iwasinjuniorhighdickhead - you sure about that?

    by murphworld

    the title refers to the Knights last crusade, watching over the grail, doesn't mean Indy's last romp... or am I wrong about that? i'm sure TBers will let me know

  • But maybe, just maybe, I can still win. "X" never marks the spot.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Gilgamesh

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Who was Gilgamesh?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the tomb of Beowulf

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    This way they could have Indy slay a dragon! But actually slay, because they're rare and endangered and magical...

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Runestone

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Indy goes after the Runestone in Alexandria, Minnessota, in the 1960s, sort of a loose prequel to Fargo.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I will literally throw the fourth movie out if I buy this

    by gaygoonie

    Why are they lumping that shit in with the trilogy? It was already released on blu-ray.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Sent mine

    by thepoohguy

    Crap, forgot to include my mailing address. Oh well, last time I "won" a prize on this site I never got it, so I doubt people really "win" anything here.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    India and the Multi-armed godess

    by locater16

    I'm retired, find someone else. Sallah is still in business, get him to find it." "We already tried, he disappeared around the same time as these soldiers." Indie goes silent "Everyone's after this thing, the Chinese, Russians, we've got Nazi's from south america trying to revive the damned Reich. I'll be staying at the hotel if you want to reconsider.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    For those who love noisy ads...

    by ScriptCunt

    ... check out Adblock Plus, folks. I haven't seen an internet ad in about 10 years. Trims them off of Youtube videos as well and as a special bonus, you can block any annoying graphic with wildcards (such as the shitty Harry animations in the corner of this site).

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Saber of Light.

    by borsky

    Although he has witnessed the wrath of the lost ark, seen the magical properties of the Shankara stones, rejuvenated his father via the cup of Christ, and survived a pissed off inter-dimensional being, Indy remains sceptical when he receives an ancient map from a shadowy figure detailing the existence of the mythical Kibher Crystals. According to the prophecy, said crystals can produce a weapon of unparallelled strength when placed inside a cylindrical metal holder. Naturally, the Russian Government wants the prize as a way of tilting the continuing cold war in their favor. Of course, Indy is too old for this shit, as evidenced by the ease with which he is captured by Russian agents. So it's left to his son, Mutt Jones Jr. to rescue his father and set off a chain of events that directly echo the father/son dynamic of Last Crusade. Cue a running "don't call me junior" gag, and, in order to bring the saga full circle, we discover that the shadowy figure manipulating events from afar is non other than Abner Ravenwood, first introduced in the original Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ravenwood it seems, is the last surviving member of the Knights Jedi, an ancient order that a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, manipulated the crystals to form a weapon used in the restoration of peace to a warring universe. So the scene is set for an inter-dimensional extravaganza of epic proportion that poses Indy the ultimate challenge against the very fabric of the material world. Producer Rick McCallum says "I stand in ore at the limitless imagination of George Lucas. His textured motifs and subtleties at once seem familure and reassuring yet contemporary and new. I take the same highway to work as George every morning, but I don't know how he comes up with his ideas. He inhabits a completely different world and it's an honour to watch his genius at play".

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Just sent mine in!

    by Dranem

    I love all the movies, but I like how in mine I have an excuse for Mutt to be out of the picture and Short Round to make a comeback!

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I agree with Bobafett14

    by WaunTaun

    Had a blast thinking this up and sending it in. Thanks for a very clever and fun contest. I sure hope they do atleast one more Indy film.

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    by wildphantom07

    If it was up to me, you'd definitely be getting one of the sets. That was hilarious.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Apologies for the shit above. iPad went off on one

    by wildphantom07

  • Yes, time travel would have to be involved, and it would be ridiculous - but it would be pretty funny.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Having seen the BD of Raiders, it's definitely not what we hoped for...

    by DickBallsworth

    The audio is brilliant, but the video is all over the place. Some shots are mind-blowingly pristine, while others are DVD quality. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but those wishing for a start to finish HD upgrade (like I was) will be left slightly wanting.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and Hitler's Last Stand

    by eveelcapitalist

    It's 2000. Henry "Mutt" Jones III is an old man nearing retirement. A history professor like his father and sometime adventurer. Not quite the adventurer his father was since those days of danger and excitement are long past. Mutt comes a notebook of his father's. Lost in among the crush of all his father's other things. In it it details an unfinished adventure, an adventure his father never told him about. Something that happened before they met during that Crystal Skull job. Something that's been simmering since the end of the War. The search for and recovery of Adolf Hitler's remains. But for what purpose? Why this urgent need to find and capture the remains of a dead man? Using this notebook, we flash back and forth in time as father and son, seperated by the vast expanse of time, journey into the heart of Russia, the KGB and FSB, and the rush to prevent the resurrection of an insane conqueror and save the world from plunging into a thousand years of darkness.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Why do they call it the complete adventures ...

    by berserkrl

    ... when it only has the movies?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Gilgamesh was an Elvish king, of him the harpers sadly sing

    by Anthony Torchia

    or something like that Sent mine, had a blast writing it, where's my Oscar! No Oscar? I'll settle for a hat then :-)

  • Revenge.

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    are our idea being shared with Paramount?

    by Anthony Torchia

    seriously, is this a clever ploy to get us to create a macguffin for them?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Comedic ideas good? Or only serious ones?

    by Durendal

    Inquiring minds want to know. Would a funny entry get canned? Ie, saying Noah's Ark for some serious reason might be good, but trying to use The Relic of the Rest Home might not?

  • Sept. 17, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Sent my pitch in today...

    by Bryan Burke

    ...and I had allot of fun doing it. Good idea Billy! Btw, my McGuffin is The Anal Intruder from "Top Secret."

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Just sent mine in...

    by pr0g2west

    I am winning this, no doubt. But if I don't, I'd like to see the top 5 ideas.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Quest for Depends.

    by groorgman

    Our story starts out with Indiana sitting at his desk mulling over anchient scripts and tomes looking for clues to the lost relic of Tanvius. Then, it happened with out warning Brrrraaaaap! Except this one was different, it wasn't just gas. It also was accompanied by last nights burritos. Quickly, Indiana runs out the door, never stopping to clean his soiled shorts and our slippery adventure begins. Thank you depends.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Sent mine in

    by punisher5150

    In 250 words did not tie in the "wife and son" element. But maybe that's better, Indy solo again!

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Replicants.

    by Metroid_Fetish

    Indy must defeat an increasingly large number of robotic clones of himself. At the end of the movie he gets in a space ship with his platonic best friend that doesn't speak English and they fly off to the stars to find some princesses to bang. He's also the president.

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Sent it in...

    by Rob Graham

    I don't know if it'll win, but I'd definitely go see my contest entry if they made it into a movie. (Of course, I'd also go see Indiana Jones and the Quest for Depends.)

  • Sept. 18, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    ultimate mashup: Indiana Jones and the film crew at GoldenEye

    by trevanian

    In 1961, a washed up Jones washes up on Jamaican shores as director Terence Young becomes bogged down during the location shoot for Dr. NO. Taken into Ian Fleming's summer home Goldeneye, Jones interacts with Noel Coward, Sean Connery and most importantly of course, Jack Lord. Oh wait, this kind of unexciting tale would be a YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLE, wouldn't it?

  • Just saying :P.

  • Because I find it very hard to explain things in less than 250 words. I can definitely manage it, but I just want to clarify, because I get the feeling that someone is going to send in an elaborate 1000 word entry that will win for being so detailed.

  • Commies, Operation Paperclip type and South American Nazis, a religious cult... Heck all 3 damnit! Make Indy really fight for this one this time! 250 words... how can you even do an outline in 250 words???

  • Sept. 20, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST

    My entry - screw the macguffin!

    by beers

    INDIANA JONES AND THE INCREDIBLE LAB OF DR. MOON Indy wakes up in a hospital with no memory of how or why hes there. He has tubes attached, his head hurts. All he knows is hes in danger. thats it. The first adventure is escaping from the hospital. Gurneys, teams of doctors chasing after him, security. Its him, his iv tube, and his ass flapping in the wind as he makes for the exit. He gets half way and turns back. He forgot his hat. Its a nonstop fugitive/chase movie, and lots of old faces make appearances but Indy doesnt know who to trust. Its like the hangover but the payoff in the end is finding out what the reason for it all was. WHAT IS THE MACGUFFIN? We end up on an island in the middle of the pacific where a crazy scientist is doing unspeakable experiments. Indy and all his knowlege (locations of artifacts, treasures etc) was a patient in these experiments. The crazy scientist was probing his brain to find the location of one specific treasure. Doesnt matter what it was. Indys not even sure. By the end Indy and family have escaped the incredible lab and destroyed the island The end.

  • Sept. 21, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by Bob

    So who won? :) By the way, nice Dawn of the Dead reference on AICN header!

  • Sept. 21, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    if you didn't get an email yet telling you that you won...

    by dropofahat

    ...then you still may have won 'cause I don't know shit. Come on, at least tell us when winners will be announced!!

  • We'll know sometime next year a few months after they outsource that Indian or Chinese reading contract through Paramount...

  • Sept. 21, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST


    by Bob

    Yeah, I figured it may take a little bit to read through them all, but arenlt we all a little excited? I mean...this is pretty cool. I'm hoping we get to read the top ideas.

  • Sept. 22, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Fortune and Glory

    by Gatsby Seeker

    Yep....entered and excited to see the winner entries...!

  • Sept. 22, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by JediChris1138

    I can't wait to see who the winners are! When are this and the Cabin winners going to be posted?

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and the Unannounced Contest Results

    by dropofahat

    Damn, now I hope I don't win - I realized I screwed Marion's name, and if I win they'll probably post it and you all will mock me mercilessly.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I wonder if they pulled this contest?

    by truedog67

    I don't see it on the "Contests" page anymore... So, when Lucas makes a blaglillion dollars off of your idea... There will be nothing you can do... Just hope the movie doesn't suck.

  • Could they?

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    The wait.

    by Josh

    Glad to see I'm not the only anxious one around here. Anybody heard from The Kidd?

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Not sure if it was listed in contests section

    by revunit001

    I don't recall seeing this one listed in the contests section, just in the main news section. Probably just an oversight. It's difficult to be paitent when something this cool is on the line, heh.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by Steve Kidd

    "The Kidd" said earlier on Twitter that he's currently going through the submissions right now and that there's apparently A LOT of them. Keep patient guys. We'll here something soon!

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    thanks movielord101

    by dropofahat

    Guess we just need to hurry up and wait

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by Steve Kidd

    Waiting would be a good idea. We'll probably hear something tonight or tomorrow.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Running tally of MacGuffins submitted?

    by Moedred

    As found here...

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST


    by Josh

    Looking at the pie chart on that link, I'm glad that I took time to come up with something original. My McGuffin isn't on that list. (I'll be happy to share after the winners are announced) I thought for a few days about what I wanted to use, and I thought of almost everything on that list. I strongly considered the spear of golgotha, (aka spear of destiny or centurion's spear), but I also thought about Atlantis, Eden, Fountain of Youth, Excalibur, Bermuda Triangle, Atlantis, and Valhalla. I also thought about the city of Gold and a few other things, but all of those seemed cliche. Looks like I was right.

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    As long as he doesnt pick one that involves

    by beers

    time travel then I'll be happy.