met-sm.gif New York, NY - In conjunction with Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868, a landmark exhibition just opened on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will present two films by the legendary director Akira Kurosawa: November 13, and December 4.   Each film ($15, including Museum admission) will be introduced by Donald LaRocca, Curator, Department of Arms and Armor. November 13 ( 6 p.m.) The Hidden Fortress (1958) 126 min. After a disastrous battle, a famous general recruits two hapless farmers to help in the daring rescue of a princess and her family fortune. One of George Lucas's sources for the Star Wars films. December 4 ( 6 p.m.) Throne of Blood (1957) 110 min. Macbeth set in medieval Japan.  usat 212-570-394 Contact: Naomi Takafuchi Senior Press Officer Communications Department The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 TEL: 212-650-2130 FAX: 212-472-2764