I agree, thats what it sounds like, but im fairly sure its not...unless I'm missing something,
In the Add-software screen DVDCSS has a big green tick next to it (in both core and MD) and
apt-get install libdvdcss2 says the currently installed version is the latest, same with apt-get install libdvdread3. (again, from the director Im moving from and to)
So...can I take it from your reply that it "should" be possible?