Alongside the release, Rockstar have also put "The Introduction" online. This film, created using the San Andreas game engine, was originally only released with the official soundtrack double CD edition and with the special edition of the North American PS2 version of the game. Here's what Rockstar had to say about it.
Watch it on YouTube below.
To help prepare you to go back-back to SA, what better to watch than "The Introduction" - the original 20-minute prologue video that highlights the action in the days before the story in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas begins. The Introduction is told from various characters' viewpoints, which are intertwined together to reveal the network of organized crime forces operating throughout the state of San Andreas. Tension builds as threats are carried out, stakes are raised and communication breaks down. In Los Santos, a drive-by shooting in Grove Street Family's territory ignites a series of events to be further explored in the game.