Watch The Sopranos’ Opening Credits Sequence Meticulously Recreated in GTA 5

You woke up this morning, got yourself a gun.

A group of machinima creators called 8-Bit Bastard have recreated HBO’s The Sopranos opening credits by capturing footage from Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V.

As you can see by comparing the video above to the original below, it’s a meticulous, close to shot-for-shot remake, and it’s especially impressive since it was made with Grand Theft Auto V. That game takes place in the Los Angeles-inspired Los Santos, as opposed to The Sopranos-appropriate New York and New Jersey-inspired Liberty City from Grand Theft Auto IV.

It’s all made with footage captured in-game, but with the help of at least one special effect. “Recreating The Sopranos intro in GTAV was pretty time-consuming, but a lot of fun,” 8-Bit Bastard said in the video’s description. “It was also our first experience using green screen (you can't smoke in the car while it's moving)!”

You can watch the rest of 8-Bit Bastards creations, including their own version of Skyfall’s train scene on their YouTube channel.

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40 comments
Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

Well done.  I would have used Michael and his house maybe. :)

gplayer5
gplayer5

wow, that's amazing. The level of detail is pretty close. The one noticeable difference is between the cigar and the joint. xD

strothers101
strothers101

Still cant believe james gandolfini kicked the bucket. I wanted a sopranos movie so freaken bad.

Smosh150
Smosh150

Just started watching this show like 2 weeks ago, this is just awesome, especially for a GTA V video.

Sgt-Damain
Sgt-Damain

Some people have way too much free time on their hands. No doubt it took a lot of work and patience , but why bother?

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

such a great tv show. Its one of those tv shows, like The Wire, i can literally watch the whole series over and over. They should of done 1 more season of it, to finish the whole show. to give it a really good solid ending. It kind of finished abruptly.

mi_hung_lo
mi_hung_lo

This was great. Can't wait for the next gen version. Only remake I am anticipating as if it's a new game. Can't wait for a next gen Red Dead

001011000101101
001011000101101

Don't remind me of this show. I can't afford to spend yet another 100 hours watching it all over again.

billy19joseph
billy19joseph

Reminds that nothing will ever have opening theme music that good

varmintx
varmintx

There have been quite a few of these GTAV recreations, but this one is definitely the best.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Saw this show is finally coming out a series set on Blu-Ray. Didn't know they plan to charge an arm and two legs for it.

hulk_hoagie
hulk_hoagie

You're not gonna believe this. He killed sixteen Czechoslovakians. Guy was an interior decorator.

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

They have to choose the must low poly count  character.

azizaam
azizaam

how creative! one of the best tv show ever!

vader501st
vader501st

Great tribute to one of the best TV shows ever made.

kuda001
kuda001

For others to enjoy.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@Sgt-Damain "too much free time on their hands" is the single most d!ckheaded thing anyone can say to someone who has spent their time and effort on creating something for others to enjoy

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@Sgt-Damain For fun, for recognition, to challenge yourself, to make people happy... just a few of the reasons I can think of for doing such a thing.

lilflipp
lilflipp

@Sgt-Damain Because it's fun? Why bother painting a nice portrait, or composing a sweet song. It takes too much effort and for what huh? Fur wut?

k41m
k41m

@nyran125tk I hate that they killed off Omar though he was my favorite

varmintx
varmintx

@crunchb3rry Import it from Amazon UK.  It'll be Region Free and considerably cheaper.

thetrollbasher
thetrollbasher

@Sgt-Damain you know your life is pretty pathetic if you're going to judge people's talents and hobbies.Questioning them in a rude manner.Are you upset because you realized how pointless your life is?Oh, and PS

"Painting a picture I understand, painting a picture of someones else's picture I don't" NOTHING IS ORIGINAL!!!

Sgt-Damain
Sgt-Damain

@lilflipp @Sgt-Damain Painting a picture I understand, painting a picture of someones else's picture I don't. There is no creativity there, it is at best a copy. Time better spent creating art, not coping it.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

You guys are making me hungry for ketchup packets.

lilflipp
lilflipp

@thetrollbasher @Sgt-Damain Amen. There are no truly original concepts. Everything you can think of is inspired by nature and other things you saw but don't necessarily recall.

Matter of fact, it's impossible to create something that falls outside of your spectrum of what things are. It would be like trying to imagine a new color. Go ahead, try it, you just can't do it.

Cthulhu is a great example of this.

lilflipp
lilflipp

@Sgt-Damain @lilflipp There we go, drawing something that previously existed is a waste of time. Drawing a portrait of someone else cannot be done through a picture, it has to be done live with a model in front of you, or else it's just a copy. So don't bother working on a large photo realistic graphite portrait of your mother in her youth, because it's just a copy. OOhh you silly man you. xD

Sgt-Damain
Sgt-Damain

@lilflipp @thetrollbasher @Sgt-Damain Utter stupidity. The Sopranos was an original interesting show, it's didn't just copy every tired old cliche from other shows or movies. It did something fresh and original, unlike coping someone elses work frame for frame. 

Creating the Mona Lisa is art, trying to make a copy of it with tracing paper is not.

lilflipp
lilflipp

@Sgt-Damain @lilflipp @thetrollbasher Ohh alright I get it! So what you're saying is that playing Chopin or Franz Liszt's la campanella requires no artistic skills because you're only replaying something that was already written.


It's just a waste of time, why bother?

Why bother building a snowmen, it'll just melt away. Unless your snowmen is a unique piece of art, don't bother.

Fun? What is this fun you speak of. Fun is a waste of time. Kids you better not start doing things just for the pleasure of doing them.

Oh you collect stamps do you little Jimmy? Useless, let's burn them all.