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Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin (劇場短編 仮面ライダーセイバー[聖刃]不死鳥の剣士と破滅の書, Gekijō-tanpen Kamen Raidā Seibā Fushichou no Kenshi to Hametsu no Hon) is a Japanese superhero film that serves as the Winter Film adaptation of Kamen Rider Saber, double-billed with Kamen Rider Zero-One: REAL×TIME and replacing Mashin Sentai Kiramager: The MovieIcon-crosswiki.png, that was pushed into the Spring of 2021. In the film, Touma and his allies face off against an immortal swordsman from the past who wishes to bring ruin to the world. The film's post-credit scene features an early-bird appearance from both Master Logos and the Southern Base ahead of their in-series debuts.

Production

In October 2020, Kamen Rider Saber: The Movie was announced to premiere double-billed with Kamen Rider Zero-One: The Movie, in lieu of both Mashin Sentai Kiramager: The MovieIcon-crosswiki.png and a Movie War crossover. In the same month, plot details, production images, and special cast members regarding Kamen Rider Saber: The Movie were revealed. In November, the film's official title was revealed and promoted alongside Zero-One's film in the marketing campaign titled Kamen Rider Splendid Double-Feature (仮面ライダー 超豪華2本立て, Kamen Raidā Chōgōkai ni-hondate).

Ticket pre-sales began on November 8, 2020, with online purchases including digital downloads of episodes of both Zero-One's anime and Saber's anime. Both films premiered side-to-side in Japanese theaters on December 18, 2020.

Synopsis

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Continuity and Placement

Plot

"This is bad! Bahato has unleashed the Book of Ruin! I thought Bahato was sealed away in a book for being the most dangerous, immortal swordsman! If this goes on, Wonder World will be destroyed! And by that I mean... the real world will cease to exist!"
―Tassel[src]

Characters

Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Saber Touma Kamiyama
Kamen Rider Blades Rintaro Shindo
Kamen Rider Espada Kento Fukamiya
Kamen Rider Buster Ryo Ogami
Kamen Rider Kenzan Ren Akamichi
Kamen Rider Slash Tetsuo Daishinji

Allies

Villains

Kamen Rider Falchion Bahato

Megid

Footsoldier

Others

And Introducing

Cast

Suit Actors[1]

Forms and Collectibles Used

Wonder Ride Books

  • Book Used:
    • Saber
      • Brave Dragon, Storm Eagle, Saiyuu Journey, Emotional Dragon
    • Blades
      • Lion Senki, Peter Fantasista, Tenkuu no Pegasus
    • Espada
      • Lamp Do Alangina, Needle Hedgedog, Tri Cerberus
    • Buster
      • Genbu Shinwa, Jackun to Domamenoki
    • Kenzan
      • Sarutobi Ninjaden, Kobuta 3 Kyodai
    • Slash
      • Hanselnuts to Gretel, Bremen no Rock Band
    • Falchion
      • Eternal Phoenix
  • Form Used:
    • Saber
      • Brave Dragon, Crimson Dragon, Emotional Dragon
    • Blades
      • Lion Senki, Fantastic Lion
    • Espada
      • Lamp Do Alangina, Golden Alangina
    • Buster
      • Genbu Shinwa, Genbu Jackun
    • Kenzan
      • Sarutobi Ninjaden, Ninja Butasan
    • Slash
      • Hanselnuts to Gretel, Hansel Bremen
    • Falchion
      • Eternal Phoenix

Music

The film's theme song is Taju Roko, performed by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra with guest vocals from Yoohei Kawakami.

Release

Theatrical

  • The film premiered in Japanese theaters on December 18, 2020.

Home Video

  • The film was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in both Standard Edition and Collector's Pack editions on April 21, 2021.
    • The Blu-Ray Collector's Pack Deluxe Edition includes additional features such as a storyboard book as well as a CD including all music used in the film.


International Releases

  • This film double billed with the Zero-One movie was distributed and released by Neofilms HK in Hong Kong on April 15, 2021 with both Japanese audio with Chinese subtitles along with a Cantonese dub.
  • This film double billed with the Zero-One movie was distributed and released by Muse Communications in Taiwan on April 16, 2021 with both Japanese audio with Chinese subtitles along with a Taiwanese Mandarin dub.

Errors

  • When Bahato first speaks to the Riders, his first line is noticeably ADR despite the next shot of him speaking on camera.
  • Most likely for theatrical purposes, the Battou portion of Touma, Rintaro, and Kento's transformation jingles play well after they have pulled their Seiken out of their Swordrivers.
  • During Tetsuo's transformation sequence into Kamen Rider Slash Hanselnuts to Gretel, the Onjuuken Suzune Gun Play Mode sound was used rather than the Sword Board Mode sound.
  • The colorization used in the TV series during scenes in Wonder World is not used in the film.

Notes

  • Count at Movie end
    • Wonder Ride Books in Saber's possession: Brave Dragon, Storm Eagle, Saiyuu Journey, King of Arthur, Diagospeedy
    • Wonder Ride Books in Blades' possession: Lion Senki, Peter Fantasista, Tenkuu no Pegasus, Book Gate
    • Wonder Ride Books in Espada's possession: Lamp Do Alangina, Needle Hedgehog, Tri Cerberus
    • Wonder Ride Books in Buster's possession: Genbu Shinwa, Jackun to Domamenoki
    • Wonder Ride Books in Kenzan's possession: Sarutobi Ninjaden, Kobuta 3Kyoudai
    • Wonder Ride Books in Slash's possession: Hanselnuts to Gretel, Bremen no Rock Band
  • This is the first Winter Film to not serve as a crossover with the previous season, but rather a double-billed film releasing alongside the aforementioned season's theatrical movie.
    • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Zero-One's summer movie was pushed to December as a result, as well being double-billed with Saber's winter movie instead, with Kiramager's Summer Film being pushed to February 2021. While no Movie War between Saber and Zero-One was ever produced, both characters (with Naito and Takahashi reprising their roles) would officially meet for the first time in Kamen Rider Saber + Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger: Superhero SenkiIcon-crosswiki.png.
  • Being of a length of approximately 23 minutes only, this is the first Kamen Rider theatrical movie to be labelled as a "short movie" (劇場短編, Gekijō-tanpen) rather than the standard movie prefix (劇場版, Gekijō-ban).
  • This film features cameo appearances of Master Logos and Sword of Logos Southern Branch, making this film the first Winter Film to feature a non-Rider cameo.

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