Super Heroes Cut
In Summer of 1979, all rumors were laid to rest as the film had a limited, 3-week run with a fully restored version playing exclusively at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles. Around that time, The Rocky Horror Picture Show began playing on various cable networks, with a variety of unexplained cuts to the ending. Fledgling HBO showed a fully restored version of the film, though SelecTV showed a strangely cobbled version with "The Time Warp" playing over the visuals for "Super Heroes." It was also discovered at the time, that a variety of prints were floating around. Different versions existed on 16mm vs 35 mm, and though none actually included "Super Heroes" in theaters, some had "The Time Warp", while others had what was referred to as the "Transylvanian Jam" (the backing music to the "The Time Warp" without the vocals) as well as other subtleties, like the credits running next to the globe at the end without the cast pictures.
At the occasion of the film's 10th anniversary in 1985, "Super Heroes" was cut back into the film as part of the mono soundtrack. In 1990, it was restored in stereo, accompanied by "Science Fiction, Double Feature (Reprise)." From that point forward, the Super Heroes Cut became the more common version of the film, and the up-beat "Time Warp" ending faded into obscurity. The 35th Anniversary edition of the DVD included most of the alternate endings as part of its bonus material.