Today, the matter of "Bored, She Hung Herself" not being released may have more to do with contractual issues and not because people are still scared that people will emulate a hanging. If the Freeman estate said they never wanted it to air again, then you may be looking at an awkward piece of language that would keep it legally from ever being released. I have seen the episode in its bootleg version, and I will say that it is one of the worst episodes of Five-O in its classic period. The title is a misnomer since its ultimately a murder, not a hanging, and the manner in which the guilty party is captured is straight out of the Perry Mason school of murderers confessing, which is a style not suitable for a show like Five-O. John Newland of "One Step Beyond" fame directed the episode (and has an unbilled cameo) and its clear why he never did another Five-O since he really didn't understand the show at all (and the episode also has the dumbest ending imaginable). To me, it's no great loss that the show is not on DVD, but for completeness sake it would be nice to have it and I understand the desire of others to see for themselves.