However, those of us wanting the original theatrical cuts on DVD are getting the cold shoulder from Lucasfilm.
Instead of leaving us to hunt through eBay for old Laserdisc copies or bootleg DVDs, why not make them available from the originaltrilogy.com website? You could create a DVD set, perhaps using Laserdisc transfers, and charge people 5 or 10 dollars plus shipping for these DVD copies. I'm not advocating piracy here; anyone who purchases would have to sign a statement affirming that they already own these films in some other format (such as VHS), or could possibly be required to send in some sort of proof-of-purchase if necessary. The DVD copies would simply be "backups" to their purchased copies, and would give the thousands of people longing for a DVD set of the original Star Wars trilogy the movies they want with better resolution and more longevity than their existing VHS copies.
The money raised through this effort could be used to promote the originaltrilogy.com petition since, after all, everyone would probably still want an official DVD copy of the original trilogy with all the bonus features Lucasfilm can offer.
And I'll just take a small percentage of the profits for coming up with this idea.